If you currently have a Medigap plan and want to switch to a different plan, you can do so at any time, but you might have to reapply and answer medical questions before being approved on your new plan. This is called medical underwriting. Click here if you are looking to switch from Medigap Plan F to Plan G.

If you live in a state that offers a Medigap Birthday Rule or Medigap Anniversary rule, you can switch plans every year without having to answer medical questions. There is a catch though: you must do it during designated switching times and your choices may be limited.

By the way, the state of Colorado is offering a switching period for Plan F and Plan C enrollees to switch to Plan G and Plan D.

Which States Allow for Switching without Underwriting?

The states below have laws that will allow you to switch from one Medigap plan to another without answering medical questions. Even if you move to a new insurance company, you will be approved without medical review.

  • Maine allows Medigap enrollees to switch at any time of the year. Learn more about Maine Medigap rules

How to Switch Your Plan During the Medigap Birthday/Anniversary Rule?

As you have seen from the list above, exact switch rules vary based on your state.  The rules can also vary by the insurance providers.  Some insurance companies allow you to submit your application up to 30 days before your Birthday whereas others require that you must wait until after your birthday has passed.  The earliest start date (AKA effective date) will be the first of the month after your birthday or anniversary month. Call senior65.com at 800-930-7956 to get help you switch your plan.

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How Can I Switch if I Don’t Have a Medigap Switching Right?

If you don’t live in one of the states listed above, you can still switch your Medigap plan, and you have lots of options to do it.  Check out our Ultimate Medicare Switching Guide. Nevertheless, sometimes none of them will apply to you and you will need to go through underwriting. Each insurance company asks different questions about your health history during this process. We can help you select an insurance provider that optimizes your chances of approval.

As an extra resource, below is the chart Oregon has created to show which plans you can switch to in that state using their birthday rule.  This may vary from state to state.

Plan Switching Options for Oregon

Current Plan Plan you can switch to
Medigap Plan A Plan A
Medigap Plan B Plans A or B
Medigap Plan C Plans A, B, C, D, K, L, M, or N
Medigap Plan D Plans A, B, D, K, L, M, or N
Medigap Plan F Plans A, B, C, D, F, High F, G, K, L, M, or N
Medigap Plan High Deductible F Plan High F
Medigap Plan G Plans A, B, D, G, K, L, M, or N
Medigap Plan K Plan K
Medigap Plan L Plans K or L
Medigap Plan M Plans M or N
Medigap Plan N Plan N