Of course, this is only for people coming off of group, and not coming off Medicaid, but we all know which one of those two we see more often. I feel this is in response to plan F going away in 2020. We are pleased to announce that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will now include Loss of Group Coverage as a Guarantee Issue (GI) right situation to enroll into Plan G! This applies to those who have a GI right because they lost group coverage either primary or secondary to Medicare, and will apply whether the loss was voluntary or involuntary (based on state regulations). The decision to allow enrollment into Plan G for these individuals will be effective with all Medicare Supplement applications received on 9/1/17 or later for all of our Anthem Blue states. We will review exception requests based on prior denials if we receive them within 30 days of the application receipt date of 9/1/17. Any applications currently in house will be granted approval for this new GI situation for Plan G. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions for additional details. Due to the timing of this decision and the work to introduce the new, refreshed applications into the market on Online Store with the September 30 release, we will not show Plan G as a GI right for a short period of time, as outlined below, until we are able to update all applications in the pre-sales kits and Online Store to reflect this change. Once the applications are updated to reflect this new GI situation, we will send out another communication via Producer Online News. GI situation per state as shown in the current application for Loss of Group Coverage: CO, CT, KY, NV, OH, VA Enrolled in Original Medicare and an employee welfare benefit plan (including retiree or COBRA coverage) or union coverage that is primary to Medicare or supplements benefits under Medicare and the plan is ending or ceases to provide the supplemental health benefits (Plan Options: A, F, N) *Will be updated to include Plan G in the next application version. IN, NH Losing group coverage due to retirement (including retiree or COBRA coverage) (Plan Options: A, F, N) *Will be updated to include Plan G in the next application version. MO Losing group coverage (voluntarily or involuntarily) due to retirement (including retiree, COBRA or union coverage) (Plan Options: A, F, N) *Will be updated to include Plan G in the next application version. WI N/A due to not having standardized plans ME N/A due to being a GI state If you have any questions, please reach out to Agent Services by phone at 1-800-633-4368 or by email at [email protected].