Medicare Supplements, also known as Medigap Insurance Plans, are a popular solution for Medicare-Eligibles that are looking to limit their overall healthcare cost liability, better control their healthcare costs, and don't want to be restricted to the insurance company's provider network.
There are ten main plan types that are identified by a Plan Letter. These are Plans A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M, and N. There is also a High Deductible Plan F and there are SELECT Plans (usually on Plan F or G). If an insurance company offers Medicare Supplements then they MUST offer Plan A, at minimum. If they offer any other plan, they MUST offer either Plan C or F. They may choose which other plans to offer. All the plans are Standardized - meaning that plans with the same letter name offer the same benefits. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services states, "Cost is usually the only difference between Medigap policies with the same letter sold by different insurance companies." (Page 9 of their "Choosing a Medigap Policy" booklet)
Additional Key Excerpts From the Guide:
- Page 9 - "Each standardized Medigap policy must offer the same basic benefits, no matter which insurance company sells it."
- Page 13 - "When you have your Medigap Open Enrollment Period you can buy a Medigap policy from any insurance company that's licensed in your state."
- Page 13 - "Any standardized Medigap policy is guaranteed renewable even if you have health problems. This means the insurance company can't cancel your Medigap policy as long as you stay enrolled and pay the premium."
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