TO: Commercial Insurers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
FROM: Linda Ruthardt, Commissioner of Insurance
DATE: August 10, 2001
RE: Addendum to "2001 Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare"

Enclosed please find a copy of the Massachusetts Addendum to the "2001 Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare." pdf format of addendum2001.PDF The Massachusetts Addendum must be provided along with the "2001 Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare" to those people eligible for Medicare pursuant to Massachusetts regulations 211 CMR 42.09(4) pdf format of 211 CMR 42.00 - THE FORM AND CONTENTS OF... and 211 CMR 71.13(2)(d)4 pdf format of 211 CMR 71.00 - MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE... . Please note that the Massachusetts Addendum is in 14-point type.
Please do not inadvertently include this bulletin cover memo with the Addendum when it is given to consumers.
Questions regarding this bulletin by licensed carriers may be directed to Kevin Beagan, Director, Health Unit of the State Rating Bureau at the Division of Insurance at (617) 521-7347.