A Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy, sold by private companies, can help pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.
Some Medigap policies also offer coverage for services that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like medical care when you travel outside the U.S. If you have Original Medicare and you buy a Medigap policy, Medicare will pay its share of the Medicare-approved amount for covered health care costs. Then your Medigap policy pays its share.
A Medigap policy is different from a Medicare Advantage Plan. Those plans are ways to get Medicare benefits, while a Medigap policy only supplements your Original Medicare benefits.
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With all the choices you have for your health care coverage, it's important to understand how each one works, its benefits and your share of the costs. Here's a brief look at how Medicare supplement insurance differs from other coverage, including Medicare Advantage Plans.
Every year, your Medicare supplement insurance policy benefits coordinate with your Medicare benefits to help you meet your eligible health care expenses depending on the plan you choose. What's more, you can be sure your benefits won't decrease.
Find out how other health plans work before joining. Some annually change their benefit structure, which decreases your benefits and increase your out-of-pocket costs, so budget wisely.
With your Medicare supplement insurance policy, you alone select all your health care providers to use whenever and where ever you choose. You don't have to worry about your doctor or hospital leaving a provider network at any time. And, you never need a referral to see a specialist.
Other health care plans may have local networks that possibly could prevent you from receiving care from the people you've grown to know and trust. Read each plan closely. Some let you see anyone as long as the provider accepts the plan's payment terms. Others let you go outside the network , but you pay for services yourself and usually pay more for them. Providers can leave and join networks.
Your Medicare supplement insurance policy cannot be cancelled. It will be renewed as long as you pay the premiums on time and make no material misrepresentations (premiums are subject to change).
Contacts between the government and some health plans are reviewed annually. As a result, plans may change or not be renewed, forcing members to choose another health care option.
Your Medicare supplement policy enables you to see any doctor or provider who accepts Medicare patients.
On the other hand, not all providers in a health plan network take new patients or accept its payment terms. Talk with you doctors about their relationship with a health plan before joining.
Buying a Medicare supplement policy in an important decision. All companies offer the same benefits so your choice is primarily based on three factors:
• The plan you want at a price you can afford
• The company's ability to pay its claims
• The company's service before and after the sale
Be sure to compare Medicare supplement insurance policies because Policies and costs can vary widely from one insurer to another
All Medicare supplement insurance policies include these basic benefits:
Additional Benefits Vary by Plan:
• Medicare approved skilled nursing facility co payment
• Medicare Part A hospital deductible
• Medicare Part B physician services and supplies deductible
• Medicare Part B excess charges
• Emergency care when traveling out of the country
Just like Medicare, your Medicare supplement covers your health care needs anywhere in the United States. Some Medicare supplement plans even provide limited medically necessary emergency care outside the country. That way, you can confidently travel or live part of the year anywhere you choose.
With some other health care plans, there may be charges for care no matter where you go. Carefully check all the plan's travel rules and restrictions.
Sometimes when you apply for Medicare supplement coverage, you don't answer any questions about your health and our policy is guaranteed issue. One time is during your Medicare open enrollment period. Some other times are when:
• You or your Medicare Advantage/Private Fee for Service plan move out of the service area
• Your employer discontinues its group retiree health coverage
• You leave a Medicare Advantage plan within a year of joining and return to Medicare
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