Medicare Supplement Articles

Can I Use Any Doctor with a Medicare Supplement Plan?

Some people worry about whether they'll be able to use the doctor of their choice, or any doctor they want, when they start getting Medicare benefits. If you buy a Medicare Supplement plan to work alongside your Medicare coverage, you may generally have a... Read more

Do Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans cover foreign travel?

Does Medicare offer international coverage? If you're looking forward to traveling abroad in your retirement, you may be wondering if your Medicare coverage will take care of health-care needs you may have while in a foreign country. Original Medicare... Read more

Do Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plans Cover Prescription Drugs?

As you may already know, there's only limited prescription drug coverage under Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. Part A may cover medications given to you as part of your inpatient treatment in a hospital. Part B may cover some medications administered to... Read more

Do Medicare Supplement plans differ for each state?

If you're thinking of adding a Medicare Supplement plan to your Original Medicare coverage, you may be wondering how it works and whether benefits vary depending on the state you live in. The short answer is, generally no. Most states offer up to 10 Medicare... Read more

Can I get Medicare Supplement Coverage if I Have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)?

Medicare is a government health insurance program. Original Medicare is made up of Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). To be eligible for Medicare, you must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident for at least five continuous years.... Read more

What Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) Policies Cover

A Medigap policy is supplemental medical insurance that covers some of the costs of Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. There are currently 10 standardized Medigap plans and one high-deductible plan available in most states. Each plan is named with a... Read more

Medicare Supplement Insurance and Prescription Drug Coverage

There are currently two ways to get prescription drug coverage through Medicare. The first is through a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. The second option is to choose a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) that provides prescription drug... Read more

Medicare Plan Options for People with Low Incomes

Medigap plans, also called Medicare Supplement plans, can be helpful for people with lower incomes, as some Medigap plans cover many of the expenses that Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, does not cover. Such expenses can include copayments, coinsurance,... Read more

Medicare Supplement in Texas

If you’re a Texas resident who’s new to Medicare, you may have heard that Medicare Supplement plans can help with certain out-of-pocket costs. Here’s an overview of how Medicare Supplement plans in Texas work, including eligibility, when you might want... Read more

When Can I Cancel My Medicare Supplement plan?

You may have purchased a Medicare Supplement plan when you were first eligible because you know that Original Medicare has no out-of-pocket maximum and you were concerned about your out-of-pocket spending under Medicare. A Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan... Read more




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