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What is a Medicare Supplement Plan G?

Medicare Supplement Plan G, also called Medigap, coverage is very similar to Plan F. It offers great value for beneficiaries who are willing to pay a small annual deductible. After that, Plan G provides full coverage for all of the gaps in Medicare. It pays for your hospital deductible, copays and coinsurance. It also covers the 20% that Part B doesn’t cover.

Plan G is an increasingly popular supplement for several reasons.

First, it has great coverage. For Medicare Part A in-patient hospital stays, it covers all of your expenses. That includes the Part A hospital deductible, which increased to over $1,400 beginning January 1, 2020.

Second, Plan G covers each of the gaps in Medicare except for the $198 annual Part B deductible. We can often find a supplement Plan G that saves quite a bit in annual premiums over Plan F, substantially more than the $198 annual deductible.

Compare for Yourself! New York State Department of Financial Services publishes the Medicare Supplement monthly premiums by county. In the April 29, 2020 example shown below for Schenectady County many Plan G monthly premiums were $25 to $30 per month lower than Plan F. Saving $25 monthly equals $300 annually offset by that $198 deductible.  Pay the $198 to save $300 compared to Plan F? Yes, it is as simple as that. I represent several of the insurance companies listed here and can assist you with the application process, please call (518) 346-2115 or book a telephone or video appointment directly to my calendar.

 

Attn: New York Residents. Did You Know?

  • Enrollment Calendar: New York State residents enrolled in Medicare can choose or change to a Medicare Supplement / Medigap Plan at any time. That’s because New York is a “guaranteed issue” state.
  • Health Underwriting? New York State residents enrolling in a Medicare Supplement / Medigap Plan are not subject to health underwriting.
  • Pre-Existing Conditions? The six month pre-existing condition claims exclusion can be eliminated for New York State residents changing to a Medigap plan from other creditable coverage.

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