Medicare Supplement for people under 65 and disabled in Georgia
This article was updated on: 09/16/2018
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Georgia has over 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries. If you’re under 65 in Georgia you may have qualified for Medicare through a disability. Once you realized that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) has no out-of-pocket maximum, you may have started looking for Medicare Supplement plans. Medicare Supplement plans may be available for people under 65 and disabled in Georgia. These plans may help pay for Medicare out-of-pocket costs such as coinsurance, copayments and deductibles and may reduce your out-of-pocket Medicare spending.
What do Medicare Supplement plans cover?
Medicare Supplement plans are labeled A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M, and N. Benefits vary across each plan, with Plan A offering the most basic coverage and Plan F offering the most comprehensive benefits. All Medicare Supplement plans generally cover:
- Medicare Part A coinsurance and hospital costs up to an additional 365 days after Medicare benefits are used up (100%)
- Medicare Part B coinsurance or copayment (at least 50%)
- First three pints of blood (at least 50%)
- Medicare Part A hospice care coinsurance or copayment (at least 50%)
More robust Medicare Supplement plans may also cover skilled nursing facility coinsurance, Part A deductible, Part B excess charge, and even foreign travel up to plan limits. Medicare Supplement plans generally don’t cover vision or dental care, hearing aids, eyeglass, or private-duty nursing.
Can disabled people under 65 in Georgia buy Medicare Supplement plans?
Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private insurance companies contracted with Medicare. Federal law does not require these private insurance companies to sell Medicare Supplement to people under 65. In some states, you must be 65 or older to buy a Medicare Supplement policy. Fortunately, Georgia is a state that sells Medicare Supplement plans for people under 65 and disabled. However, if you are under 65, you may not get the Medicare Supplement plan you want or you may have to pay more for it than someone over 65. Insurance companies are generally allowed to charge more for Medicare Supplement plans for people under 65 and disabled.
How can I get more information about Medicare Supplement plans for disabled under 65 in Georgia?
Visit the Georgia Cares website at www.mygeorgiacares.org or call the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) at 1-866-552-4464 (option 4) 9:00-4:00 PM EST Monday-Friday. If you are not able to speak to a representative directly, you can leave a message and they may call you back.
I am also here to help you if you would like to learn more about Medicare Supplement plans for people under 65 and disabled and other Medicare coverage options available where you live. Feel free to contact me.We can set up a phone call if you follow one of the links below, or you can have me email you some information about Medicare plan options. If you’d like to research your Medicare coverage options on your own, just click on the Compare Plans buttons on this page.
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