|Center for Medicare Advocacy and CT Legislature Expand Options for Certain Medicare Beneficiaries|
Effective July 1, 2021. Medicare consumers deemed eligible by virtue of a disability will now have access to an additional Medicare Supplemental plan (“Medigap plan”); standardized “Medigap Plan D”. Prior to July 1, 2021, Medicare Beneficiaries eligible because of a disability had access to Medigap plans A and B. Medigap Plan D includes the important services of skilled nursing facility coinsurance and foreign travel emergency on top of the “Basic Benefits” of Plan A. For more information, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has distributed an excellent background and process piece that can be found here.
CT is fortunate to have an array of protections in place to ensure that consumers are not charged more based on their age and that they can access Medigap plans at any time and regardless of pre-existing condition. For an overview of the Medigap plans and what they cover, the rate sheets are available on the NCAAA website. The Medigap Rate and Benefit Chart in English is here.
We’d like to extend our thanks to the Center for Medicare Advocacy and to the CT State Legislature for their attention and action in support of CT residents on Medicare.