You have a Medicare plan and you know by now that it does not offer you good amount of coverage. You come across the Medicare Supplement Plans and you decide to purchase one. So how do you purchase a good plan for yourself?
The Medicare Supplement Plans
The Medigap plan has been designed so that it fits in those gaps that the traditional medical insurance plan is not able to fill. Since this is an additional plan you need to pay extra premium to reap the benefits of this plan.
Who can purchase the plan?
The Medicare Supplement Plans are not available for everyone to purchase. Many states will bar those who are under the age of 65 to purchase the plan. Also the Medigap plan can be bought for a single person only. In case you want coverage for your spouse or some other family member then you would have to purchase a separate plan for each one.
What are the Medigap plans?
The Medigap plans come under the category A, B, C-G, K, L, M and N. The plans from plan C to plan G have some basic benefits and the plans A, B, K, L, M and N have different set of benefits.
When can you purchase the Medigap plan?
You can purchase the Medicare Supplement Plans after you get enrolled yourself in the part A and part B Medicare plan. It is however recommended that you make the selection within the six month of the Medigap open enrollment period. This is because at this time you get a Medigap plan without having to answer any of the medical questions. This lets you save on premium in case you have any health conditions and also does not make you ineligible to purchase the plan.
How can you choose the Medigap Plan?
The Medigap are standardized plans and the plans that have the same letters have same benefits but some insurance companies could give extra benefits as well.
The flowing should be considered before buying a Medigap plan:
- Can you afford it?
- How does the insurance company price the policy and whether the policy is good just for the short term or the long term as well?
- What is the amount of healthcare coverage that you need?
- Which are the insurance providers that pay the claims promptly and also offer customer service?
Where do I buy the policy from? Buy an AARP supplement plan for 2019 by clicking this link
There are many plans available. You thus have many choices which also make it very confusing. So do not just depend on the internet to find the best plans but go through the plans to understand what you need and what will benefit you the most.