If the beneficiary is insured and filed an initial application to establish HI after
his/her IEP and outside of a GEP, (s)he is “deemed” automatically enrolled for Part B in the next GEP. Since Part B enrollment could
be prospective for up to 15 months,an initial Part A-only card is released. (The HMQ
reply reflects the prospective Part B coverage.) The following January, a new card
is automatically released which reflects the addition of Part B coverage.
If this situation does not apply, and the beneficiary"s enrollment was submitted at
least 6 weeks earlier, follow the procedures in HI
If 6 weeks has not elapsed, inform the beneficiary when to expect to receive a new
card and advise him/her to recontact the FO if it is not received by then.