Medicare Supplement Plans are health insurance policies that offer standardized benefits to work with Original Medicare (not with Medicare Advantage). They are sold by private insurance companies. If you have a supplement plan, it pays part or all of certain remaining costs after Original Medicare pays first.
These plans may cover outstanding deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments and may also cover health care costs that Medicare does not cover at all, like care received when traveling abroad. Remember, Medicare Supplement Plans only work with Original Medicare. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you cannot buy a Medicare Supplement Plan.
KEEP IN MIND
Depending on where you live, you have up to 10 different Medicare Supplement policies to choose from: A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M, and N (policies in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Minnesota have different names). Each policy offers a different set of standardized benefits, meaning that policies with the same letter name offer the same benefits. However, premiums can vary from company to company. Note: Only applicants first eligible for Medicare before 2020 may purchase Plans C, F and high deductible F.ready enrolled in certain low-income assistance programs may be automatically enrolled in a Medicare drug plan and receive additional financial assistance paying for their medicines.
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