Did You Know That You Can Change Your Supplement At Any Time?
If you are unhappy with your coverage or costs, you may be thinking about switching to a another Medigap policy.
For example, you may want to switch because:
- You are paying for benefits you don’t or may never need.
- You are not satisfied with your insurance company.
- You want to find a policy that is less expensive.
Under Federal law, a beneficiary has a Guarantee Issue Right to Buy a Medigap Plan of their choice during a 6 month Open Enrollment Period.
When to buy:
This 6-month period begins on the first day of the month in which you’re 65 or older and enrolled in Part B. (Some states have additional Open Enrollment Periods.) After this enrollment period, you may not be able to buy a Medigap policy. If you’re able to buy one, it may cost more.
It is important to select your Medigap plan for the long haul, as passing medical under writing is required to change your Medigap plan.
DO NOT cancel your current Medigap plan until the new plan is issued.
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Monthly Saving with A Premium Tax Credit
When applying for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace, Croft Insurance can help determine if you qualify for a “premium tax credit” that could potentially lower your monthly payment.
The amount of your premium tax credit has many variables, and depends on your estimated household income and dependents. Croft Insurance will research this with you.
Croft Insurance works with you throughout the year to notify the market place of any changes. It is important to know the eligibility of your tax credit and avoid “reconciling” issues at the end of the year.
- When your income changes, so does your premium tax credit:
If your income changes, or if you add or lose members of your household, your premium tax credit will change too.
- Changes to your income or household:
If you have incurred any changes regarding your income or house hold you would want to notify the market place immediately to avoid any tax penalties at the end of the year. The Croft Insurance team will assist you through the process.
Short Term Health
In Virginia, a short-term health insurance plan offers health care coverage for a limited period of time ranging from one to twelve months. This is a great solution if you’re between jobs, waiting for your group coverage to begin, or if you’re a recent college graduate needing medical coverage.
Croft Insurance will advise you during the process to follow the guidelines and eligibility of coverage when purchasing a short-term medical insurance plan.
The Croft Insurance team is knowledgeable and up-to-date with the current regulation rules and requirements of HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
Get Health Care Coverage with Confidence
The Croft Insurance professionals will help you design the right health insurance plan for you and your family. Call for a free consultation today.