Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private companies to fill the gaps in traditional Medicare Part A and Part B. Medicare Supplement plans help pay for things like coinsurance, copayments or deductibles on Medicare-covered services.
The new law change prohibits the sale of Medicare Supplement policies that cover the Part B deductible to "newly eligible" Medicare beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2020.
Who can I call if I have questions?
SHIIP-SMP is a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa that helps consumers make informed decisions about Medicare and other health insurance coverage, including Medicare Supplements. Contact us by phone at 1-800-351-4664 (TTY: 1-800-735-2942) or email us at SHIIIP@iid.iowa.gov.
For a printer-friendly version of the information on this page, you can download and review our Medicare Supplement Changes in 2020 factsheet.