Medicare Supplement Insurance From CSI
Central States Indemnity Co. of Omaha (CSI) sells Medicare Supplement Insurance plans in a number of states. Medicare Supplement plans (also called Medigap) help cover some of the deductibles, copays and other costs that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t pay for.
CSI Medigap Plan Availability
Some of the Medigap plans that CSI may provide include the following:
The selection of CSI Medigap plans may differ from one state or county to the next. Medicare Supplement policies underwritten by CSI Life Insurance Company are not available in Idaho or Virginia.
What Do CSI Medicare Supplement Plans Cover?
Medigap Plan A and Plan B provide coverage for the copayments and coinsurance costs that come with Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) coverage.
Medigap Plan N is a mid-level plan that covers more costs than Medigap Plan A or Plan B. Plan N is not as robust as Plans C, F or G, however.
Medicare Supplement Plan C, Plan F and Plan G are among the most popular Medigap plans.
Plan F is the most popular Medigap plan. 55% of all Medigap beneficiaries were enrolled in Plan F as of 2017.1 Plan F is also the only plan to offer coverage in all 9 of the benefit areas that can be covered by the 10 standardized Medicare Supplement Insurance plans.
Medigap Plan F provides 100 percent coverage of the following out-of-pocket Medicare costs:
- Medicare Part A coinsurance
- Medicare Part B coinsurance
- First three pints of blood
- Part A hospice care coinsurance and copayments
- Coinsurance for skilled nursing facilities
- Part A deductible
- Part B deductible
- Part B excess charges
Plan F also covers 80% of the costs for approved emergency care received outside of the U.S., which is the maximum allowed by Medicare Supplement Insurance. Original Medicare doesn’t typically cover medical care you receive while traveling abroad.
As of 2017, 85% of all insurance companies that sold Medicare Supplement Insurance sold Plan F, so CSI is not your only option for obtaining Plan F coverage.1
How Much Does Plan F Cost in 2020?
The average Medigap Plan F premium in 2018 was $169.14 per month.2
Factors such as your age, gender, smoking status, health and location can all affect how much your Medigap plan may cost.
There is also a high-deductible Plan F option, which features all of the same Plan F benefits, but only after you meet your annual deductible for covered services. The average monthly premium for high-deductible Plan F in 2018 was $57.16.2
It should be noted that Plan F and Plan C are only available to people who are eligible for Medicare on or before January 1, 2020. Anyone who becomes eligible for Medicare on or after that date will not be allowed to enroll in Plan F or Plan C.
Anyone who is already enrolled in Plan F or Plan C or who enrolls before Jan. 1, 2020, will be allowed to keep their plan going forward. If you are eligible for Medicare before 2020, you may still be able to enroll in Plan F or Plan C if they are available where you live.
Plan G will become the most comprehensive Medigap coverage option for anyone who becomes eligible for Medicare on or after Jan. 1, 2020.
CSI Life Insurance Company Reviews and Ratings
CSI and CSI Life Insurance Company are part of the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group. CSI formed in 1977, with roots that trace back to 1932.
CSI Life Insurance Company has an A+ Superior Rating from A.M. Best Company, Inc. as of October, 2018.3
Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, CSI is licensed to sell various types of insurance policies in all 50 states and Washington D.C.
CSI Medigap plans may not be available where you live. A licensed insurance agent can help you find Medicare Supplement Insurance plans that are offered by insurance companies in your area.
Shopping for Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans
The availability of Medicare Supplement Insurance plans can vary by location, so not everyone will have the same selection of plans.
Other private insurance companies may offer Medigap plans in your area.
Call to speak with a licensed insurance agent today who can help you compare Medicare Supplement plans that are available where you live. While we don’t offer plans from CSI, we can help you explore your plan options from other carriers in your area.
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1 AHIP. State of Medigap 2019. (May 2018). Retrieved from www.ahip.org/wp-content/uploads/IB_StateofMedigap2019.pdf.
2 TZ Insurance Solutions LLC internal sales data, 2019. This data is based on the Medicare Supplement Insurance policies TZ Insurance Solutions LLC has sold. It is not a comprehensive national average of all available Medicare Supplement Insurance plan premiums.
3 Retrieved September 2019, from www.csi-omaha.com/our-products. The A.M. Best Company, Inc. rating refers only to the overall financial status of the company and is not a recommendation of the specific policy provisions, rates or practices of the insurance company.
Christian Worstell is a health care and policy writer for MedicareSupplement.com. He has written hundreds of articles helping people better understand their Medicare coverage options.