Medicare Supplement Plans in Illinois – 2016

Medicare Supplement Plans in Illinois

Medicare Supplement Plans in Illinois, also known as Medigap Plans, fill the gaps in Part A and Part B of Original Medicare, such as deductibles, copayments / coinsurances, and excess charges. Without them your Medicare costs could be very high. Medicare Supplement Plans in Illinois are sold by private insurance companies, and like plans in most other US States, they are standardized. There are 10 Standardized Plans, designated by the letters “A” through “N”. Each of them has its own set of benefits, and these benefits are identical for all vendors. In other words, the benefits of Medicare Supplement Plan F from one vendor are the same as benefits from any other vendors. The difference is just a premium, and it may be significantly different from vendor to vendor. That is why knowledge of Medigap vendors and their premiums in your particular area may be quite important.

Medicare Supplement Plans in Illinois: Specific Medigap Regulations

Medigap premiums in Illinois are established using the following factors:

  • Age
  • Zip code (and sometimes a County within the zip code)
  • Gender
  • Whether or not you are a tobacco user.

Rates are normally lower in rural areas and higher in urban areas. Male rates are typically higher than female rates by 10-15%.

The Illinois law allows Medicare providers to charge more than what Medicare allows – the difference is known as Extra Charges. The Medicare Supplement Plans in Illinois that include Extra Charges (Medigap Plan F and Medigap Plan G) are more expensive than plans that do not include them (Medigap Plan C and Medigap Plan D).

For people having Medicare due to disability under the age of 65, Illinois has added requirements that allow people under 65 to get Medicare Supplement. The requirements are:

Most Illinois Medicare Supplement providers offer Medigap plans for people age 40-64. For some of them the cost is typically higher (but comparable) than for individuals who are 65 years old, but for many companies it is significantly higher.

Illinois does not have any additional special Guaranteed Issue windows, such as 30-day birthday period. A household discount is allowed in Illinois, and several Medicare Supplement vendors include it. The typical discount is 5 to 7 percent.

To find more about Medicare Supplement Plans in Illinois, read Illinois Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap Plans).

Medicare Supplement Plans in Illinois: Chicago and Springfield

Most of Medigap vendors selling policies in Illinois are on the Liberty Medicare list of Medigap carriers. We only deal with highly respected companies. Only two of them have AM Ratings B+; the rest has ratings A-, A, and A+.

There are some well known names, such as AARP, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and United of Omaha. Some of them may have attractive rates in Illinois. But there are also companies that are smaller and less known, and they often provide real Medigap Plans bargains. Have you heard of the companies Central States Indemnity (CSI), Heartland National, and Sentinel Security Life? They have high ratings (A+, A- and B++) and provide one of the best Medicare Supplement Rates in Illinois. And the premium is the only real difference in the world of standardized Medigap plans.

In the tables below you’ll find the range of premiums for different ages in two major Illinois cities: Chicago (zip: 60609) and Springfield (zip: 62715)

Table 1. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 50 in Chicago, IL

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $217-$554 $180-$511 $151-$363
Male $250-$637 $207-$588 $173-$418

 

Table 2. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 65 in in Chicago, IL

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $114-$296 $98-$212 $78-$194
Male $131-$340 $112-$244 $89-$222

 

Table 3. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 70 in in Chicago, IL

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $127-$360 $110-$244 $87-$249
Male $146-$415 $127-$280 $101-$272

 

Table 4. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 75 in in Chicago, IL

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $148-$419 $130-$284 $103-$275
Male $170-$483 $150-$327 $119-$316

 

Table 5. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 50 in Springfield, IL

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $209-$350 $159-$316 $133-$234
Male $240-$403 $183-$364 $153-$258

 

Table 6. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 65 in in Springfield, IL

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $114-$190 $90-$161 $79-$120
Male $128-$219 $104-$185 $89-$138

 

Table 7. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 70 in in Springfield, IL

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $126-$322 $98-$190 $82-$237
Male $145-$322 $113-$219 $94-$237

 

Table 8. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 75 in in Springfield, IL

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $146-$322 $115-$224 $95-$237
Male $180-$322 $132-$248 $109-$237

 

If you live in Illinois, please contact us if you need help selecting and enrolling in Illinois Medicare Supplement Plans. Use our very extensive list of Medigap carriers, and find a reputable vendor with the most affordable rate.

For more information, read Compare Medicare Supplement Plans and How to Find Affordable Medicare Supplement Plans.

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