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Medicare Supplement Plan G
Medicare Supplement Plan G was the runner up among supplement plans. It’s now moved on up to become the most popular plan in 2021. Let’s take a look at the details of Plan G and see if this is an option that would work for you.
Overview of Medicare Supplement Plan G
Medicare Supplement Plan G is favored among beneficiaries due to having a lower premium that doesn’t impact your benefits too much.
Plan G is Great for Those Who:
- Want comprehensive coverage
- Want a plan with stable rate increases
- Don’t want out of pocket costs like copays or coinsurance
- Live in a state(s) that allow excess charges
- Travel outside the U.S. to vacation
What Does Medicare Supplement Plan G Cover?
Anything that Medicare covers, Plan G will also cover, minus the outpatient deductible under Part B. It covers your inpatient hospital costs, as well as outpatient. The only thing you have to pay out of pocket is your monthly premium and the above-mentioned deductible.
Medicare Supplement Plan G Comparison Chart
How Much Does Medigap Plan G Cost?
The average monthly premium for Plan G is around $110. But, the cost of Medigap depends on many different factors.
Standardized benefits mean the benefits remain the same even when you choose a different carrier. The only difference between Plan G with one carrier vs. another carrier is the premium. You may find that the same plan, with the same benefits, costs less with a different carrier.
Further, location is a HUGE factor in cost. The premium is different from state to state.
Now, if you live in a state that has a lower cost of living, you can expect to pay a little less.
That’s why it’s essential to work with an agent that works with multiple carriers. Using this method of research ensures you get a non-biased quote & can compare all carriers side by side.
Plan G for Those Under 65
If you’re on Medicare & under 65, you may not be able to enroll in a Medigap plan. Not all states offer these plans to beneficiaries under 65.
If your state does offer plans to those under 65, the premiums are astronomical. There are a few states that don’t increase your premiums if you’re under 65. Some states are Illinois, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania.
What’s an Alternative to the Standard Plan G?
For those looking for a smaller monthly premium without sacrificing benefits, there is an alternative to the standard Plan G. The newly introduced High Deductible Plan G.
The plan offers beneficiaries a lower monthly premium in exchange for a high deductible.
If we go back to or above cost example, the High Deductible Plan G has a monthly premium of around $46 in Florida and $30 in Texas.
What if I don’t want a High Deductible Plan?
Another good alternative is Plan N. Plan N has a small copay for ER visits & doctor visits. There is a loophole with this. If you go to an urgent care center, there is no copay!
How to Enroll in Medigap Plan G
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