Can my insurer terminate my Medicare supplement plan (Medigap)? Pt 2

Can my insurer terminate my Medicare supplement plan (Medigap)? Pt 2

In general, you will need to request the new policy no later than 63 days after the expiration date of the canceled policy.

Guaranteed issue rights simply means you cannot be denied by insurance companies that offer specific Medicare plans. If you qualify for a guaranteed issue right due to a bankruptcy of the company, you can purchase a new Medicare supplemental plan without a medical underwriting.

Should you have a Medicare supplement plan which included acceptable prescription drug coverage, you can also sign up for a separate Medicare Part D prescription plan if you lose your Medigap policy. The supplementary Medicare plans sold today do not include prescription drugs.

  • You purchased your Medicare supplemental policy prior to 1992 and your plan was terminated by the insurance firm.

If you purchased your Medicare Supplementary Plan prior to 1992, there may not be a provision for guaranteed renewal. The Insurer may generally terminate its Medicare Supplementary Plan, provided that it has the consent of the State. In that case, you have the right to sign up for any of the additional Medicare plans available in your locality. In general, you will need to request the new policy no later than 63 days after the expiration date of the canceled policy.

In general, you can cancel a Medicare supplemental plan at any time during the year and you will still have coverage for Medicare Part A and B. You can request a new Medicare supplement plan without prescription medication at any time of the year. However, you will not be included in the plan if you have health problems. In addition, a medical subscription may be required to qualify for a Medicare Compensation Policy, unless a guaranteed issue rights is appropriate for your situation. Enroll here for 2020

If you cancel a Medicare supplemental Plan with acceptable prescription drug benefits, you can typically enroll in a separate Prescription Drug plan of Medicare Part D during the annual election period, from October 15 to December 7 each year. If you were enrolled in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan when you canceled the Medicare Supplementary Plan, your decision to cancel your Medicare Supplementary Plan would have no impact on Medicare’s drug coverage.

For more information on Medicare Supplementary Plans and other available Medicare insurance options where you live, do not hesitate to your broker. To review the personalized Medicare plans, call or e-mail any of the insurance companies in your place of residence. If you decide to make plan comparison, use the Compare Plans or Find Plans button on various websites relating to Medicare supplement plans.

The purpose of this communication is the insurance application. The contact is made by an insurance agent / manufacturer or an insurance company. Medicare supplementary plans are endorsed by or related to the federal Medicare program or the US government.  The descriptions of products and services contained on the Medicare websites are not sales offers or requests for products or services. All products are not available in all areas and are subject to applicable laws, regulations and rules.