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Old 09-03-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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I have a client who is 64 and needs health insurance to tide him over until he turns 65. Is there a carrier that will issue this guy a policy? I am in Indiana and am appointed with Humana, Assurant, World, American Community, and Golden Rule. Of these options, I am out of luck. Suggestions? This guy is in perfect health, by the way.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:07 AM   #2
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Short term policy?

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Old 09-03-2009, 10:02 AM   #3
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A lot of BCBS plans go to 65, not 64 1/2

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Short term as previously mentioned.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:37 AM   #4
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Most carriers, as you are probably finding out stop writing at 64 and a half. There is a temporary plan called "The Bridge Plan" which is designed for people waiting for Medicare eligibility. It was originally designed for senior age people who move into the USA from another country at which time, they will become eligible to participate in Medicare after a minimum of 5 year permanent residency. This plan later found a niche for US citizens who are either waiting for Medicare or missed their enrollment time and now have to wait to apply for Medicare later (first quarter of the following year, with benefits beginning July 1st afterthat!).

You can find the Bridge Plan through many brokerage outlets. If you have a problem, I can forward you the information.

Good luck!

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Old 09-03-2009, 02:06 PM   #5
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Short Term~ HPA will do it!
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:23 PM   #6
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:12 PM   #7
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yeah your golden rule will definitely do it with the short term plan
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:09 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by TXINSURANCE View Post
A lot of BCBS plans go to 65, not 64 1/2

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Short term as previously mentioned.
not sure what is called there, but they have a Cover Tenn here.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:20 AM   #9
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Thanks guys! I am going to use Golden Rule.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:36 AM   #10
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I hope you do find outher options. Most carriers will allow coverage to continue to 65, but usually they stop issuing at 64 and a half.

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