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Old 12-08-2019, 08:28 PM
nelliebly is offline
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Washington
Posts: 2,592
Originally Posted by VOW View Post
Why can't you get supplemental insurance with your SSDI Medicare? I have had Medicare since age 57 because of disability, and I've always have had supplemental insurance!

If enrollment is closed now, you're kind of stuck for a year, but come time for next Open Enrollment, find a supplemental!

The magic word is "Medicare." If you get the Medicare card, supplemental insurance doesn't give a fig how old you are.

VOW, it depends on what state you live in. In Washington state (and some others), supplemental insurance companies are not required to cover those on Medicare due to disabilities, so they don't. People assume the rules for Medicare are identical from state to state, but they're not.