Most people know what Medicare Supplement Plan F entails, but did you know Medicare Plan G is the second best selling plan after Plan F? Let’s find out why.
Medicare Plan G has very similar coverage to Plan F. It covers hospital deductibles, copays and coinsurance, and the 20% that Part B doesn’t cover. The only difference in coverage is that it does not cover the Part B deductible.
Medigap Plan G offers great coverage. It pays for hospital stays, including the over $1,400 hospital deductible, blood transfusions, skilled nursing facilities, and hospice. For outpatient services, it pays all but the first $198 which is your Part B deductible. After that, it pays for any doctor visits, lab work, medical equipment and supplies, x-rays, ambulance, surgeries, and more! Plan G even offers up to $50,000 in foreign travel emergency benefits. Before choosing a plan, check your local costs. Sometimes Plan G is significantly cheaper than Plan F, and the savings in premiums heavily outweighs the small deductible that you will pay once per year.
Medicare Plan G covers all gaps in Medicare Part A and B, except the $198 Part B deductible. People choose this plan because oftentimes you will find that the smaller premiums can save you hundreds of dollars, despite paying the small annual deductible. That’s not all, Medicare Plan G also has a lower rate increase each year when compared to Plan F!
Plan G is the second most comprehensive Medicare Supplement plan after Plan F. After paying the small Medicare Part B deductible at your first outpatient treatment of the year, Plan G will cover all other expenses!
Costs for Medicare will vary by zip code, gender, and tobacco use. For a male non-tobacco user turning 65, Medigap Plan G rates may be around $125 per month. Costs will be higher for males than they are for females, and those who use tobacco products will have a higher rate than those that do not.
With Medigap Plan G, you will only pay the $198 Part B deductible.
Coverage on Plan F and Plan G is very similar. The difference is that on Plan G you will pay the Medicare Part B deductible. However, the premiums for Plan G can be much cheaper and end up saving you hundreds of dollars.
Plan F has been the most popular coverage plan for decades, but recently Plan G and N are gaining popularity thanks to their lower premiums. Then you just have to pay your deductible, and small copays if you have to use those services.
Medicare Plan G covers the coinsurance on any Part B medications administered in a hospital or clinical setting, but Medicare Supplement coverage does not include retail prescriptions. You must enroll in Medicare Part D for coverage of prescription drug costs. Medicare Supplement coverage does not include dental, vision, or hearing coverage either.
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Did you know…
People turning 65 can get Medicare coverage from over 30+ companies with no health questions?
Here’s how it works
When someone turns 65 or enrolls in Medicare Part B for the first time (whichever comes later) they become eligible for the Medicare Initial Open Enrollment Period.
The signup period begins 3-6 months before starting Part B (age 65 for most) and continues for 3-6 months after Part B starts.
This means that any and all Medicare Supplement plans must accept you regardless of previous health status.
Medicare Supplement Plan benefits are standardized, the only difference is PRICE!
Insurance companies offer the same plan letters (A,B,C,D,F,G,K,L,M, or N) and the benefits with each company compare apples-to-apples…
Medicare Supplement (otherwise known as Medigap) plans are renewable for life. No requirement to change each year.
All standard Medicare Supplement plans are accepted by any doctor that accepts Medicare NATIONWIDE
Medicare Advantage and Part D plans have Annual Enrollment periods and change yearly.
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