Medicare Supplement Insurance Changes Coming in June 2010

Thanks to the constant attention given to Medicare and Medicare supplement insurance by legislators there are always improvements being made to the process.  The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act that was passed in July 2008 will go into effect on June 1st, 2010 and includes some things that you should know.  If you like the Medicare supplement insurance plan that you have now and you have no desire to change you do not have to.

The at-home recovery benefit that has been a part of Medicare Plans D and G will be eliminated as a part of this new amendment.  If you get Medicare Plan G your coverage will increase from 80% to 100%, but if you already have Plan G your coverage will not change.  A hospice benefit will be a part of all new plans starting in June and could make your Medicare supplement insurance much stronger.

If you have any questions about the changes to Medicare supplement insurance in June 2010 then contact your Medicare supplement insurance provider.  Be sure to follow up with questions about your rates as this could change the rates that you have been charged in the past.  Medicare supplement insurance will continue to change as the Federal government continues to try to find ways to help consumers pay for healthcare costs.

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