Senate Bill No. 403
               Senate Bill No. 403

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-32


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  THE  AVAILABILITY OF MEDICARE
SUPPLEMENT POLICIES FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Subsection  (d)  of  section  38a-495c  of the
general statutes is repealed and the following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (d)   Every   insurance   company,   fraternal
benefit  society,  hospital  service  corporation,
medical service corporation, health care center or
other  entity  in  the  state   issuing   Medicare
supplement  policies or certificates FOR PLAN "A",
"B" OR "C", OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF, TO PERSONS
ELIGIBLE  FOR  MEDICARE  BY  REASON  OF AGE, shall
[make,  at  a  minimum,  one  Medicare  supplement
policy or certificate which is offered and sold to
persons eligible for Medicare  by  reason  of  age
available,  and]  offer  for  sale  the  same such
policies OR CERTIFICATES to persons  eligible  for
Medicare by reason of disability.

Approved May 19, 1998