Medicare Special Enrollment Period Ends Feb. 28 for Louisianians Affected by 2020 Weather-Related Disasters

Feb. 22, 2021



BATON ROUGE, La. –  Louisiana residents who were unable to enroll in a Medicare plan because of last year’s weather-related disasters are reminded that they have until Feb. 28 to enroll during the Special Enrollment Period (SEP).

To be eligible for the SEP, an individual must have been eligible to enroll in a Medicare plan, but was unable to do so because of weather-related disasters in 2020. The SEP is also available to people who weren’t affected, but rely on friends or family for making healthcare decisions who were affected.

Louisiana residents who want more details about the SEP or information about Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans can call 1-800-232-4967 (TTY 711), 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week or visit

Visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Facebook page at to see a recorded video of our Medicare experts talking about the SEP and to get your questions answered. Viewers can also visit Blue Cross’ Medicare Made Easy YouTube playlist to see the SEP video and other short videos from in-house experts.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana  is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, we are a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer with offices in every major region to serve our customers. We were recognized in 2019 and 2020 as an honoree of The Civic 50, named by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association . We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. We invite all Louisianians to visit our website at  or talk to us on social media .