Improvements To Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plans

Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plans are part of a federal health insurance program created for people over the age of 65. It is sold by private companies to supplement Original Medicare benefits. It offers coverage for services such as overseas travel and can be used to help pay some of the costs that are not covered by Original Medicare such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. Medigap policies are standardized and are identified in most states by letters A through N to make it easy for consumers to identify the different plans and to ensure that what they purchase meets their needs.

Improvements For Medigap

There are improvements that have been made to Medigap plan for patients and provider including:

  • Two new Plans M and N with new cost-sharing rules have been added
  • Medigap Plans E, H, I, and J, including high-deductible Plan J, has been dropped
  • Preventive Care benefits were dropped from all Plans because Medicare now covers many of these benefits.
  • The in-home recovery benefit was dropped from all Plans due to underuse
  • Hospice benefits have been added to the basic benefits of Plans A through D and Plan F and G
  • Plan E is no longer available
  • Benefits for excess charges in Plan G were increased to 100%

Medicare Supplemental Insurance plans and what they cover:

Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan A – you are required to pay all deductibles, skilled nursing coinsurance, Part B excess charges and foreign travel emergency care. This plan covers:

  • 100% of 61 to 90 days of your hospitalization coinsurance including that of the first three pints of blood
  • The cost of 365 extra days of hospital care after Medicare coverage ends
  • Medicare copayment of hospice care

Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan B – you will pay your Part B deductibles, all hospitalization costs beyond the additional 365 days after the Lifetime Reserve is used up and costs that are not covered by Medicare after 21 days in a skilled nursing facility. It covers:

  • Part A deductibles
  • Medicare copayment/coinsurance of hospice care
  • The cost of 365 extra days of hospital care after Medicare coverage ends
  • 100% of your hospitalization coinsurance from 61 to 90 days as well as that of cost the first three pints of blood

Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan C – this plan doesn’t cover Medicare Part B excess charges but covers the following:

  • Medicare Part A hospice care coinsurance or copayments
  • Medicare Part B copayments and coinsurance
  • First three pints of blood for a medical procedure
  • Medicare Part A hospital coinsurance and hospital costs up to 365 days after Original Medicare benefits are exhausted
  • Skilled Nursing Facility care coinsurance
  • Medicare Part A deductible
  • Medicare Part B deductible
  • Up to 80% foreign travel emergency coverage

Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan F – is the most comprehensive supplement because it pays for all of the gaps in Original Medicare Part A and Part B, including both your hospital and outpatient deductible. This plan is not only renewable, but you can see any Medicare specialist of your choosing without any referrals.

Medicare Supplemental Insurance – High Deductible Plan F –  allow you to save on premiums while still receiving the most robust offering of Medicare Supplement but you will pay a higher out-of-pocket amount until a deductible amount is reached then your plan covers the rest of your Medicare-covered health-care costs for the rest of the year.

Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan G – this plan saves you a little money because it pays Part A deductibles and all coinsurance, which are all of the benefits of Plan F, with the exemption of Part B deductible. You only need to pay the regular yearly Medicare Part B deductible out of pocket.

Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan K – this plan covers 50% of your Part A deductible, 50% of the cost of the first three pints of blood and of the skilled nursing facility copayment on 21 to 100 days. It also covers Medicare copayment or coinsurance of hospice care, including the cost of 365 extra days of hospital care after Medicare coverage ends.

Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan L – covers 75% of coinsurance and copayments not covered by Medicare Part B as well as that of hospice care that is not covered by Medicare Part A. It also covers three pints of blood drawn, coinsurance for a skilled nursing care facility and deductibles not covered by Medicare Part A.

Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan N – has similar benefits as Plan F but you will need to pay Medicare Part B deductible, Medicare Part B excess charges, and copayments for emergency room visits that do not result in an inpatient admission out of pocket.

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Learn more about Medicare Supplemental Insurance plans, rates and more at http://www.emedicare-supplemental-insurance.com.  Medicare Supplemental Insurance brokers will help you compare Medicare Supplemental Insurance rates and plans.  To talk to an expert in Medicare coverage toll free 877-202-9248 today!

 

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