CA Medigap Birthday Rule 2020

CA Senate Bill 407 has changed the California Birthday rule so residents of the Golden State now have 60 days after their birthday to switch Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans. Even if you have a pre-existing condition, you can switch to an equal or lessor benefit plan during this time. This article is ...

Medigap Household Discount: what is it and who has the best deal

You should calculate the best Medigap price ONLY after factoring in all discounts. The Medigap Household Discount is one of the many discounts that you can get with Medicare Supplements and we will explain them all in detail below.

How Much Does Medicare Supplement Cost?

One of the most important facts to know Medigap is how much you are supposed to pay for it. This is not such a straightforward question as one might think. For starters, there are 10 different standardized Medicare Supplement plans with different costs and coverage. Not only that, but the state you live in, the company you choose, age, available discounts, tobacco use and even gender tend to also have a say in your overall premium.

Health Net First Medigap to Cover Acupuncture and Chiropractic

Acupuncture and Chiropractic serve as different ways to decrease pain or make it more manageable. Medigap Innovative G in California is now covering both of them.

Medigap Under 65 State Rules

Americans under 65 (U65) are able to enroll in Medicare due to disability or ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease). Some states require that you need to receive disability benefits for at least two years before you can enroll in Medicare. If you qualify for Medicare then you MAY also be able to enroll in Medigap to get additional coverage. There has been a lot of confusion on this subject due to state and federal laws, so we have created this article to help break down U65 Medigap by state.

Is Medigap Plan G guaranteed issue in 2020?

You may have heard that there are some changes in Medigap coming in 2020, that will affect who can buy what Medigap plans. The main development is that Medigap Plan F will now not be available for people turning 65 after 2020.

2020 Medigap Changes: No New Plans C and F

As of 2020, Medicare Supplement plans will no longer sell new Medigap Plan C or F. Congress has decided that new Medigap plans in 2020 will no longer cover the Part B deductible.

Medigap Plan F 2020 Rules: MACRA explained

MACRA is a federal law that will change who can buy Medigap Plans F, High F, and C. As of 2020 only beneficiaries that are not newly eligibles will be able to keep Plan F, High F and C.

Silver Sneakers: Medigap’s Secret for Seniors

The Silver Sneaker program offered through certain Medigap providers helps Medicare-eligible seniors improve their health. You might want to consider this program before...

Free Switch to Blue Shield CA Medigap F Extra or G Extra

For a limited time, Blue Shield of California is allowing ANY current Medigap or Medicare Advantage plan holder to switch to their Medicare Supplement Plan F or Plan G Extra without answering medical questions.

Health Net Innovative Medigap Plan G

Health Net is introducing its brand new Medigap Plan Innovative G in California as of 2020. This plan will have the same benefits as Medigap Plan G and include some additional ones at the same rate.

Medigap Plan F in 2020

Plan F is not going away. As part a new law, Medicare Supplement Plan C and F will ONLY be available to those who turned 65 prior to January 1, 2020.