Understanding Medicare Supplement Plans

Benefits
Medigap Plans
A B C D F G K L M N
Part A Hospital Co-insurance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
365 Hospital Reserve Days Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Part B co-insurance/co-payment Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 50% 75% Yes Yes
Blood Benefit (first 3 pints) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 50% 75% Yes Yes
Hospice coinsurance/co-pay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 50% 75% Yes Yes
Skilled Nursing Facility coinsurance No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 50% 75% Yes Yes
Part A deductible No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 50% 75% 50% Yes
Part B deductible No No Yes No Yes No No No No No
Part B excess charge No No No No Yes Yes No No No No
Foreign Travel Benefit No No 80% 80% 80% 80% No No 80% 80%
Out-of-pocket limit N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $5,560 $2,780 N/A N/A

2019 Data – Table Source

You can click on any of the plan letters above to learn more about the specific plan. Please note the following when referencing the chart above:

  • Plan F also offers a high-deductible plan which means before your Medigap plan pays anything, you will pay for Medicare-covered costs up to the deductible of $2,300 in 2019.
  • The out-of-pocket limit is the amount you must pay in addition to your yearly Part B deductible before your Medigap plan kicks in and pays 100% of covered services for the rest of the year.
  • Out-of-pocket limits reflect 2019 costs.
  • Plan N does not pay for the co-payment of up to $20 for some office visits, or up to $50 co-payments for some emergency room visits.
  • Medigap plans are standardized in a different way in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

What Is Medigap?

Medigap is Medicare supplement insurance, which can help pay for healthcare costs that Medicare Parts A and B don’t cover. You will usually have to have Medicare Part A and Part B to buy a  Medigap policy. Medigap policies cannot be obtained with Medicare Advantage. Medigap insurance is provided by private health insurance companies such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, HealthNet, and Humana. A Medicare supplement policy must follow Federal and state laws. In most states, there are 10 different, standardized Medigap plans available, labeled with letters: ABCDFGKLM, and N.

What Are the Eligibility and Enrollment Requirements?

Medicare applicants who are eligible for a Medigap policy must also enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B to receive the benefits of a Medicare supplement health insurance plan. Medigap policies contain an additional monthly premium on top of Medicare Part B. You can discuss your Medicare supplement insurance plan options with one of our licensed sales agents. They can help you sort through the choices to find a plan that best fits your needs.

Is it a Family or Group Plan?

Medigap policies and other Medicare supplement insurance plans are not considered family or group plans. If you’re married, both you and your spouse will need to obtain a Medicare supplement insurance policy to receive the benefits.

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Food City Pharmacy is providing this tool as a service for its customers and is not involved in choosing plans that are displayed, nor recommends or endorses any plans made available at this site.

For a complete list of available plans please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov.

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Last Updated 09/01/2019