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Will my Medicare Supplement premiums increase?

Medicare Supplement premiums will probably increase over time, but the amount and timing depend on several factors. Some insurance plans will have increases simply because you’re getting older. Insurance companies can raise Medigap premiums multiple times throughout the year. But Medigap companies try to limit increases to once a year, says Bill Gay, a licensed […]

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High-Deductible Medigap Plan F

High-deductible Medicare Supplement Insurance plans require you to pay for a certain amount of Medicare-covered costs on your own each year before the policy provides any coverage. How Do High-Deductible Plans Affect Cost? Currently, the only high-deductible Medigap plan is high-deductible Medigap Plan F. Although the high-deductible option is usually more affordable than the standard […]

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Can I change my Medicare Supplement Insurance plan?

You can change your Medicare Supplement Insurance plan anytime. However, the best time to switch your Medigap policy or Medigap provider is during your Medigap open enrollment period. This 6-month period starts the day you are both 65 years old and enrolled in Medicare Part B. Changing plans during open enrollment During your 6-month open enrollment period […]

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What are cost-sharing plans?

Unlike other Medigap plans that provide 100% coverage for all benefits, cost-sharing plans provide only partial coverage for certain benefits. There are two cost-sharing plans currently available: Plan K and Plan L. Both plans include the same benefits, but the levels of cost-sharing differ.

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Can I get a Medigap policy if I have a pre-existing condition?

You can get Medicare Supplement insurance with a pre-existing condition. Learn how to avoid getting charged more or being denied by insurers because of your health.

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Which Medigap plans are most popular?

The most popular Medicare Supplement plans are Plans F, C, and G, according to 2012 statistics from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Plan F is by far the most popular Medigap plan, according to the AHIP data, accounting for over half of all Medigap policies in 2012.

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What is a guaranteed issue right?

A guaranteed issue right allows you to purchase a Medicare Supplement insurance policy from any company without regard to your health condition. You only have a guaranteed issue right in certain situations.

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How does Obamacare affect Medigap?

Obamacare typically does not negatively affect Medigap insurance, but it does have both positive and negative effects on Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare, was passed in 2010 to remodel health care in the United States. Although it primarily changed private insurance, it did make some changes […]

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Medicare Supplement Insurance Open enrollment period

Medicare Supplement insurance has a 6-month open enrollment period (OEP). It begins as soon as you are both 1) 65 years old and 2) enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B (Original Medicare). Unlike the Medicare OEP that happens once every year, you have only one Medicare Supplement OEP.

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Does Medigap cover dental and vision care?

Medicare Supplement Insurance does not include dental and vision coverage. According to Medicare.gov, “Medigap policies generally don’t cover long-term care, vision or dental care, hearing aids, eyeglasses, or private-duty nursing.” Medigap policies help cover some of the out-of-pocket costs not paid by Original Medicare. The 10 standardized Medigap plans provide up to nine different benefits, but […]

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