The Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan
Medicare Supplement Ins (Insurance) to Supplement Your Regular Medicare
The Medigap supplement ins (insurance) plan that we are currently have, is not covering our prescription drugs costs and home based health services costs. What do we do? asked Patricia.
We can think of a real supplement ins (insurance) plan that will give us adequate Medicare coverage for the cost of prescription drugs, home based health services and much more, replied James, Patricia's husband.
James is correct in his assessment. Medigap plans cover many of the expenses not covered by Medicare. These Medigap supplement insurance plans are also known as Medigap policies.
Since January 1992 Medicare Insurance plans have been standardized in most states. There are twelve such standardized Medigap supplement insurance plans now available from A through L. Medicare Supplement Insurance policies are guaranteed to be renewed each year unless a client is not current on payment of premium. However, the premium is not guaranteed and may be revised every year.
One important change that has come in the field of Medicare supplement insurance policies is that beginning from 1/1/2006 prescription drug coverage became available as Medicare Part D. Therefore, Medigap supplement policies H, I and J with drug coverage will no longer be sold. Medicare policies will now be sold without drug coverage benefits.
Older Medicare supplement insurance plan holders will be now eligible to notify their provider to delete the drug coverage plan part from their policies and adjust the premium accordingly. However, there is also the option of not accepting Medicare Part D and continuing plans H, I or J with your existing Medigap supplement ins-urance policy. In such case the Medicare Supplement Insurance policy is required to be renewed. It may be required since those who have not enrolled in Medicare Part D plan at the expense of Medigap Supplement insurance policy they are presently holding, may have to pay late fees. This happens since the period for enrollment is over on May 15th, 2006.
People who are at or above sixty five years of age, or those who are eligible for Medicare due to a disability, you will be entitled to an open enrollment period. You will have the option to choose you plan. There is no rejection of applications due to pre-existing medical conditions.
Some Medicare Insurance policies may be available even if you are not in the open enrollment period. For details you may kindly visit our Medicare Supplement Insurance page and to navigate to Medigap Supplement Insurance Plan: Listing by Plan page where you will find the information on the choices available. We wish you success in making the most advantageous decision for yourself in choosing the correct Medicare supplement ins-urance Plan.
We have gained prominence in the field of Medicare and Medicare supplement ins-urance. Our Medigap prescription drug plan provides many unique offers not found with many others in the market.
For further details, we invite you to visit our main Best Medicare Supplement page and to navigate to Medicare supplement ins-urance plan: frequently asked questions page where you will find all information on the choices available.
We know this industry and our knowledge will help you make a good decision. The affordable Medicare supplement ins-urance plan and cost sharing options that are available will be of great benefit to you. There are many options available to you and we will help you select the particular Medicare plan that is suitable for you. This may seem confusing and complicated but we are here to help you.