Is Medigap Plan G guaranteed issue in 2020?

Medigap Plan G to become guaranteed issue when leaving work coverage

by Ray Wilson+ on Feb 20, 2020 | 1 Comment

You may have heard that were are some changes in Medigap in 2020, that affected who can buy what Medigap plans. The main development is that Medigap Plan F is now not available for people turning 65 after 2020. This raises questions about Medigap Plan G and its guaranteed issue situation, both for Normal Enrollment and Special Enrollment.

Is Medigap Plan G guaranteed issue for those new to Medicare in 2020?

The answer is yes. Medigap Plan G will still be guaranteed issue for “newly eligible” members of Medicare. Remember you can enroll in Medigap with no health questions asked from 3 months before your 65th birthday until 5 months after the month of your birthday. You can check your deadlines here.

Is Medigap Plan G guaranteed issue for Special Enrollment in 2020?

The answer is also yes. Until 2019, people who left work coverage could not purchase Medigap Plan G under Special Enrollment, but could get Plan F and other Medigap plans. That is no longer the case. Seniors can now also get Plan G under the Special Enrollment period.

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Reader Comments and Questions

By DICK on March 12, 2020

I am retiring on July 2nd at 67 years old. My wife retired at 62, and has been covered by my employer insurance. She has Lymphoma. Can she be denied Plan G for existing conditions. Can the the Insurance companies ask medical questions about her condition?. I am in good health and was going to go with plan N. Any recommendations with which Insurance Company to seek quotes from?

Dick,
Your answer depends on when your wife turned or turns 65. If it was before Jan 1, 2020, then she will be guaranteed approved for Plan F but not Plan G. If it is after Jan 1 2020, she will not be eligible for Plan F but will be guaranteed for G. Once you leave your work coverage and you are over 65 you will receive a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in Medicare and Medigap. There will be no medical underwriting for neither of you since this is a guaranteed issue period lasting 63 days.

You can check our quote engine to find out which companies have lower rates and even enroll online. If you later have additional questions or prefer to enroll over the phone, don't hesitate to give us a call. We get paid directly from the insurance companies so this will not affect your premium.
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