The memo clarified that the COVID-19 pandemic does not currently qualify for the SEP for Government Entity-Declared Disaster or Other Emergency (disaster SEP); however, it does qualify for the Exceptional Circumstances SEP.

What you need to know:

  • As a result of this guidance, do not submit enrollments for clients impacted by COVID-19 using the disaster SEP.
  • Going forward, any new enrollments submitted for this reason will be declined.