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Medigap Disability Gap in Medigap for th...

Many younger people under 65 who have disabilities qualify for Medicare but don’t qualify for Medigap because of a provision in the Federal law. Those under 65 qualifying for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) requires they wait 24 months before Medicare coverage starts. This causes younger beneficiaries who have disabilities to have a poor self-reported health status as opposed to those over 65. This is in conjunction with higher insurance rates of cognitive impairments, functional limitations, as well as lower incomes. Half of these incomes are lower than...

BCBSM for Legacy Medigap members Rate Fr...

Not expecting to profits for BCBSM on Medigap even with the new rates. For Detroit Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is extending the freeze on their rates for their Legacy Medigap health care supplement plans. This is extended until the end of this year. This enables almost 200k members to have more time in preparation for these rates increase as expected. This takes effect Jan 1st 2017. The increases are the first increases since 2011 for the Blue Cross Legacy Medigap Plan. For some of the lower income residents of Michigan who have purchased Medicare...