Woman wants others to know about insurance, Medicare issues
Recently I called Blue Cross and Blue Shield to let them know I went on Medicare. I was told since I had medical insurance through the Marketplace, they had to cancel my insurance.
I called them only to be told since I was on an individual plan it couldn’t be cancelled on September 1, that I had to wait until September 17 to have my insurance cancelled. Also that even though it will mean I have double coverage I am responsible to pay for both insurance (they could have cancelled on September 1 if I was not on individual plan).
I explained that no one told me this had to be done two weeks in advance, but it makes no difference. I want other seniors to k now that if they are on Marketplace they have to cancel 2 weeks in advance or pay for double coverage. I just want to know.
They are making us get coverage, who gave them the right to make us pay for double coverage.
Posted on Fri, September 9, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette