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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 170. Rules Governing Minimum Standards for Medicare Supplement Policies
8/14/2020

14VAC5-170-87. Standard Plans for 2020 Standardized Medicare Supplement Policies Delivered to Individuals Newly Eligible for Medicare on or After January 1, 2020.

A. This section applies only to individuals who are newly eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020:

1. By reason of attaining age 65 years on or after January 1, 2020; or

2. By reason of entitlement to benefits under part A pursuant to § 226(b) or 226A of the Social Security Act, or who is deemed to be eligible for benefits under § 226(a) of the Social Security Act on or after January 1, 2020.

B. No policy or certificate that provides coverage of the Medicare Part B deductible may be advertised, solicited, delivered, or issued for delivery in the Commonwealth as a Medicare supplement policy or certificate to individuals newly eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020. All such policies must comply with the benefit standards contained in subsection D of this section. Benefit plan standards applicable to Medicare supplement policies and certificates issued to individuals eligible for Medicare before January 1, 2020, remain subject to the requirements of 14VAC5-170-75 and 14VAC5-170-85.

C. Standardized Medicare supplement benefit plans C, F, and F with High Deductible may not be offered to individuals newly eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020. For purposes of this section, the reference to Plans C or F contained in 14VAC5-170-85 B 2 is deemed a reference to Plan D or G, respectively.

D. The standards and requirements of 14VAC5-170-85 shall apply to all Medicare supplement policies or certificates delivered or issued for delivery to individuals newly eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020, with the following exceptions:

1. Standardized Medicare supplement benefit Plan D (previously Plan C) shall provide the benefits contained in 14VAC5-170-85 F 3 but shall not provide coverage for 100% or any portion of the Medicare Part B deductible.

2. Standardized Medicare supplement benefit Plan G (previously Plan F) shall provide the benefits contained in 14VAC5-170-85 F 5 but shall not provide coverage for 100% or any portion of the Medicare Part B deductible.

3. Standardized Medicare supplement benefit Plan G with High Deductible (previously Plan F with High Deductible) shall provide the benefits contained in 14VAC5-170-85 F 6 but shall not provide coverage for 100% or any portion of the Medicare Part B deductible; provided further that the Medicare Part B deductible paid by the beneficiary shall be considered an out-of-pocket expense in meeting the annual high deductible.

E. For purposes of 14VAC5-170-105 E, in the case of any individual newly eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020, any reference to a Medicare supplement policy C or F (including F with High Deductible) shall be deemed to be a reference to Medicare supplement policy D or G (including G with High Deductible), respectively.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 34, Issue 02, eff. October 1, 2017.

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