Medigap Plan G, also known as Medicare Supplement Plan G, covers all Medicare ‘gaps’ with the exception of Medicare Part B Deductible. Just like all Medigap plans, the Medicare Supplement Plan G is standardized. Its benefits are the same for any company offering the plan. However, you will notice that Plan G premiums vary quite extensively between companies.
Only selected Medicare Supplement insurance companies offer Medigap Plan G.
Medicare Supplement Plan G benefits include:
- Hospital Costs: Medicare Part A coinsurance plus 365 additional days after Medicare benefits are used.
- Medical Expenses: Medicare Part B coinsurance (20% of Medicare outpatient expenses) or copayment.
- Blood (the first 3 Pints per each calendar year).
- Part A Hospice Care coinsurance or copayment.
- Skilled Nursing Part A coinsurance.
- Medicare Part A Deductible: $1,288 per benefit period in 2016.
- Medicare Part B Excess Charges.
- Foreign Travel Emergency (up to Plan Limit).
Medicare Supplement Plan G benefits do NOT include:
- Medicare Part B Deductible: $166 per year in 2016.
When Medigap Plan G is the right choice?
Medigap Plan G is one and the same with Medigap Plan F, excluding the fact that it does not cover Medicare Part B deductible. As long as the difference between plan F and plan G premiums exceeds the Part B deductible, it makes sense to go with Plan G.
Historically, annual premium increases of Medigap Plan F are higher than for Medigap Plan G. One of the reasons is that Plan G is NOT on the list of Medigap plans that may be purchased under Guaranteed Issue Rights. Therefore, people having Medicare Supplement Plan G are, in general, healthier than people participating in Plan F.
Use Medigap Plan G (if available) when savings in premium justify removing Medicare Part B Deductible from the benefits.
Let Liberty Medicare Help you Choose
Considering the 10 Standardized Medicare Supplement plans, it may be not an easy task to select the right plan for you. Not all Medigap providers carry all of these plans, and the difference in premiums for the same type of plan among different vendors tends to be rather substantial.
With the help of Liberty Medicare, find the Medigap plan that is best for your needs and budget. All our services are absolutely free to you. Learn more about all benefits of working with Liberty Medicare.
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- New Jersey
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