If a person files the application establishing entitlement to HI in the last 4 months
of the IEP or during a GEP, he or she is deemed to have enrolled for SMI at the time
the HI application is filed.
If the application establishing entitlement to HI is filed after the IEP, but not
during a GEP, the individual is deemed to have filed the enrollment request during
the next GEP.
EXAMPLE: Mary Hanover did not file for monthly benefits and Medicare when she attained age
65 in 9/90. In 11/91, she filed and was awarded monthly benefits and HI. She did not
refuse SMI. Because filing occurred after her IEP, but not during a GEP, she is deemed
to have enrolled in SMI during the next GEP (1/92-3/92) with coverage beginning 7/1/92.