More ways to receive Medicare counseling and information as Open Enrollment approaches, Bureau earns federal grants to support efforts When COVID-19 required cancellation of the Department of Insurance Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau series of statewide Welcome to Medicare in-person events, the team responded rapidly, engaging with residents in new ways and offering their free, one-on-one […]
Series of changes come after reports of Highmark premium notice errors Dozens of complaints have been registered with the Delaware Department of Insurance after Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield processed hundreds of customer birthdates incorrectly, leading to notices of higher July 1 premiums for many Medicare Supplement participants, including those in the company’s Medigap Blue […]
August 13, 2019 – The Delaware Department of Insurance has received inquiries from Medicare eligible citizens concerning misunderstandings or misinformation they’ve received from some insurance agents and brokers regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). As this act is rather complex, it has not been determined if consumers have been misinformed, or […]
The Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau (DMAB) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Delaware Medicare Supplement Insurance Shopper’s Guide is now available in print. This popular guide is updated annually and includes price comparisons and toll-free telephone numbers for all Medigap policies sold in Delaware. Medicare supplement insurance, also called Medigap, is private insurance designed to supplement your Medicare coverage. The guide is also available at any time on the DMAB website, www.delawareinsurance.gov/DMAB.
Commissioner Stewart Warns That Time is Running Out for Disabled Medicare Recipients Under Age 65 to Purchase Medigap Policies
With the passage of Senate Bill 42 (SB 42) in 2013 there are new Medigap options available to disabled Medicare recipients under 65 but time to purchase the plans is limited. SB 42 became effective on January 1, 2014, and requires insurance companies that offer Medigap policies to people 65 and older to also offer the same policies to anyone under the age of 65 who qualifies for Medicare due to a disability.