Can you waive the Part B Late Enrollment Monetary & Waiting Period Penalty
if you’ve been with Covered CA?

 

Yes, if you remedy the situation by 9.30.2018 get details at   ca health advocates.org/equitable-relief-waiver-of-part-b-penalties-ends-sept-30-apply-now

Who can apply?

You should apply if you qualify for premium-free Part A AND you became eligible for Medicare on or after April 1, 2013, but did not enroll in Part B during your Initial enrollment period and, instead, stayed in your Marketplace plan

call your local Social Security office to make an appointment to apply in person at 1-800-772-1213. This is the quickest way to make sure you can utilize this equitable relief.

Medicare Part B enrollment form (Form CMS-40B)

Why can’t people whose IEP started on or before March 1, 2013 get this equitable relief?

These individuals are not eligible for the equitable relief because the Marketplace (and the APTC and income based CSRs) wasn’t available to them during their Medicare IEP nor a factor in their decision to refuse or drop Medicare Part B coverage.  Insure Me Kevin.com blog * cms.gov/Equitable-Relief-Fact-Sheet  *  

Related pages

Medicare Publication # 11694 Medicare & Covered CA

Part D Rx Late Enrollment Penalty – Calculations

2 comments on “Covered CA waiver Part B Penalty

  1. I have Medicare part A Hospital, as of 2005, as I’m on disability. I believe I had opted out of Part A for marketplace – Covered CA insurance instead.

    I would like to get on Medicare B & a Zero Premium Advantage plan.

    What do I do?

    How do avoid the Part B Doctor Visits and Part D Rx late enrollment penalty?

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