Aetna Medicare AEP marketing efforts must cease on December 7, 2017 (at the end of AEP). See below for more important dates:
December 7, 2017. All AEP applications for January 1, 2018, effective date must be completed, signed, dated, and received by the agent no later than 11:59 p.m. December 7, 2017. You may not backdate the member signature date, agent receipt date, or agent signature date.
Submit apps within 2 days. Aetna must receive signed enrollment applications within two calendar days after you receive them from beneficiaries.
December 9, 2017. Aetna must receive all applications by December 9 to process them for a January 1 effective date.
After AEP. If you receive a completed enrollment application after AEP ends on December 7, do not hold or destroy it. Under CMS rules, you must still submit it to us within two calendar days as noted above. Aetna then will process or deny the enrollment as appropriate.