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MACRA Legislation and MediGap Plans

Sep 3, 2017

MACRA stands for “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.”

The new MACRA legislation, which goes into effect January 1, 2020, affects a consumer’s ability to enroll in MediGap Plans C and F.  These are industry changes and apply to all carriers.

Here are some important details to know:

  • Consumers eligible for Medicare Part A before January 1, 2020, can enroll in Plans C and F even after January 1, 2020 and keep their plans as long as they choose.
  • Consumers newly eligible for Medicare Part A  on or after January 1, 2020, will not be able to purchase either MediGap plans C or F.
  • Consumers already enrolled in MediGap Plans C or F do not need to take any action and they can keep the plan they have if they choose.