Medicare provides good basic coverage, but there are some gaps compared to regular health insurance
Medicare makes basic health coverage affordable and simple for Americans over 65 years old. While the program provides good basic coverage, there are some gaps compared to regular health insurance. Medicare Supplemental Insurance plans are designed to fill these gaps and can help ensure you’re covered throughout your golden years.
What Does Medicare Supplemental Insurance Cover?
People enrolled in Original Medicare coverage still have to pay for costs like deductibles, copays, and coinsurance themselves. Medigap policies can help cover these costs. Medigap policies do not cover prescription drug costs. For that, you’ll need to sign up for Medicare Part D.
Medicare Advantage (also known as Part C) policies are an alternative to Medigap plans that may also offer additional coverage, like dental care, hearing aids, and vision care. Some Medicare Advantage policies cover prescription drugs, which can be a substitute for a Medicare Part D plan.
Medicare Supplemental plans and their coverage can vary widely, so it’s important to compare the costs, the available coverage, and your health needs in choosing a policy. Our experienced agents can answer any questions you might have and help you to make that choice wisely.