A Medicare Supplement Plan, sometimes called “MediGap”, is a supplement to your Original Medicare and helps pay for what Original Medicare does not cover. Medicare Supplement Plans are great for helping budget your health care expenses throughout the year, as instead of being responsible for copays, deductibles, and co-insurance, most plans limit your out-of-pocket expenses to your monthly premium.
On a Medicare Supplement, you will have no issue keeping your doctors, without having to worry about the co-pays and deductibles. Learn how you can use a Medicare Supplement to manage your medical expenses.
Which company has the best plans?
Medicare Supplement Plans are standardized by the federal government and Medicare, so no matter what company you are with, the benefits will be the same. A Plan G Supplement with Aetna will offer the same coverage and benefits as a Plan G Supplement with Humana. This allows for you to ensure year after year, you are receiving the best and most competitive rate available to you.
Budget friendly options
On a Medicare Supplement, most plans cover 100% of all out-of-pocket costs, while others cover most costs at a reduced monthly premium. With the flexibility to choose what it is that works for your specific budget, Medicare Supplement Plans are a great option for many seniors enjoying their golden years.
Why a supplemental plan?
Medicare Supplemental Plans, such as Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage, offer more options for retirees than Original Medicare alone. By knowing your options, you can decide to opt into a plan that truly works for your needs and your budget.
You may decide to protect your retirement from excessive out-of-pocket costs by enrolling in a Medicare Advantage Plan. You may also receive extra benefits beyond your Part A and Part B, such as Medicare Part D, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Chiropractic, Orthopedic, and over-the-counter benefits, at no additional cost to you. Most of these plans come with a $0 monthly premium and no deductible. However, you may have to stay within the plan’s network, so make sure your doctors accept the plans you consider.
On the other hand, you may be happy with the benefits from Original Medicare and you may not want to worry about the restrictions that come with having to use a network. In that case, a Medicare Supplement Plan keeps your Part A and Part B, but covers the expenses not covered by them individually. By having a fixed monthly premium, you no longer have to worry about surprise expenses, allowing for a smooth and predictable budget month-to-month. You will want to consider enrolling in a stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan to go with your Supplement, to help cover any out-of-pocket costs associated with your prescriptions.