Medicare Supplement Articles

What Are Guaranteed-Issue Rights for the Medigap Open Enrollment Period?

If you're new to Medicare, you may have heard that you can get a Medigap (Medicare Supplement) plan with "guaranteed issue" in some situations, such as during your Medigap Open Enrollment Period. Many people with Original Medicare decide to get Medigap... Read more

How Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Premiums Are Calculated

One of the main factors in determining which Medicare Supplement (Medigap) policy is right for you is the monthly premium amount, especially if you are on a budget. The monthly premium will depend on the type of Medigap plan you choose (Plan A, B, C, etc.)... Read more

I’m retired – do I need Medicare Supplement insurance?

I am retired, do I qualify for Medicare? Are you retired and looking for health-care coverage? You may have various Medicare plan options available to you, including a Medicare Supplement plan. Keep in mind that Medicare eligibility is not tied to... 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

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

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

Can I Be Turned Down for Medicare Supplement Insurance?

Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private insurance companies to work alongside your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) coverage and help cover out-of-pocket costs such as copayments, coinsurance and deductibles. These plans could help you save on... 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

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

How do I find the best Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan?

Are you considering getting a Medicare Supplement plan? Maybe you want to find out more about Medicare Supplement insurance. Make sure you understand what different plans cover so you can find a plan that may best meet your needs. What is a Medicare... Read more




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