By Beti M. Turner
Question: I have heard that there recently have been changes in Medicare supplement plans on the federal level. Does that affect my current supplement or just supplements purchased by others in the future?
Answer: Beginning this year, consumers will see dramatic changes in available Medicare supplement plans, including addition of two plans and elimination of four plans. The changes, which took effect June 1, will lower out-of-pocket expenses for consumers and give consumers additional benefits in their plans.