Rule Amended to Allow Medicare Supplemental Coverage Regardless of Age

On May 1, 2017, the Idaho Department of Insurance issued a news release announcing an amendment to its rule regarding Medicare Supplement insurance (often referred to as Medigap). The amendment now allows Medicare-eligible individuals under age 65 with disabilities or end-stage renal disease to be eligible for the supplemental coverage. Previously, Medicare Supplement policies were only available to individuals age 65 and older.

Carriers will be developing and submitting Medicare Supplemental plans incorporating this rule for 2018. This news release has little applicability to employers, but employers should be aware of the change as a resource for employees in case any questions arise.

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