Lawmakers’ bill would extend access to Medicare supplement policies

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED by Rep. Brian Kennedy and Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere would allow people who are eligible for Medicare and under age 65 to access supplementary insurance to help cover out-of-pocket health care costs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – A new bill introduced by a pair of state lawmakers would extend Medicare supplement policies to all Rhode Islanders eligible for Medicare because of disabilities. Currently, federal law allows access to Medigap, a supplementary private health insurance, for people aged 65 and older. Medigap helps cover deductibles and copays, expenses that can add…

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