Trial Right Situations

Do I have a "Trial Right" to leave my new Medicare Advantage plan?

If a client wishes to use their “Trial Right” with a Medicare Advantage plan, and seem dissatisfied within a year of enrolling in the plan, this chart can help explain their next steps:

Trial Right Situations Chart

To learn more about “Trial Right” situations, click here.

Guaranteed Issue Rights

As stated on Medicare.gov, Guaranteed Issue Rights (also known as “Medigap Protections”) are rights you have in certain situations when insurance companies must offer you certain Medigap policies.  In these situations, an insurance company:

  • Must sell you a Medigap policy
  • Must cover all your pre-existing health conditions
  • Can’t charge you more for a Medigap policy because of past or present health prooblems

In most cases, you have a guaranteed issue right when you have other health coverage that changes in some way, like when you lose the other health coverage.  In other cases, you have a “trial right” to try a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) and still buy a Medigap policy if you change your mind.

For examples of situations where you may have a guaranteed issue right, click here.


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