Medicare doesn’t cover. Parts A and B only cover up to 80% of your expenses, so a Medigap plan will
pick up the leftover 20%.
What are Medicare Supplements?
year. To fill the “gaps” that Original Medicare does not cover, private insurance companies offer
plans that help you cover the remaining cost. These policies are known as Medigap. A Medigap
policy helps cover things like copayment, coinsurance, and deductibles. However, you will still
pay both the Medigap policy the Part B’s monthly premiums.
To be eligible for Medicare Supplements, you are required to have Medicare Part A and B. As
such, like Medicare Part A and B, a Medigap policy can only cover one person. However, you
cannot purchase a Medicare Supplement plan if you are covered under Medicaid or a Medicare
These plans might vary as Medigap policies are offered through private insurance companies. However, across the United States, Medicare Supplement plans are standardized into ten different plans. These plans are labeled Plan A through N, which will differ between companies. While companies are not required to offer all ten plans, they must provide at least Plan A, Plan C, or Plan F.
As these plans are standardized, they will provide, at the very least, the essential benefits of a Medigap plan. The may difference will usually come in the form of what you will pay for your premium. For example, while Plans F and G may cover 100% of the remaining cost, they will have high premiums.
As Medigap is intended to assist with the out-of-pocket costs that Original Medicare does not cover, most plans will cover the same things that Original Medicare does, and conversely, will not cover the things it does not. These include hearing aids, eye exams, glasses, dental,
custodial care, long-term care, and prescription drugs (which must be covered under Medicare Part D).
How do you enroll?
more likely if Medigap enrollment is delayed.
Why should you work with an independent insurance agency?
plan, call Elite Insurance Group. We work with and sell the policies of numerous insurance
companies to provide you with the best option for your needs. With years of experience helping
people find Medicare coverage, there is no better choice than Elite Insurance Group.
Do you want to find the best Medicare Supplement Plan to fit your life?
We’re here for you.
We can explain your options clearly and give you multiple quotes so that you can compare your options. And we’ll only enroll you in a plan if it’s your best option. We are available Mon – Thurs 8:30 am – 5 pm and Fri 8:30 am – 3 pm.