Medigap Plans in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 2018

Medigap Plans in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medigap Plans in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as Medicare Supplement Plans, serve the purpose to fill the gaps in both Part A and Part B of Original Medicare. Examples of such gaps are deductibles, copayments / coinsurances, and excess charges. Your Medicare costs could be very high without them. Pennsylvania Medigap plans are sold by private insurance companies. There are 10 Standardized Plans, designated by the letters “A” through “N”. Plan’s letter defines set of benefits, they are identical for all vendors. For example, the benefits of Medicare Supplement Plan F from one vendor are the same as benefits from any other vendors. But the premiums may be differ significantly from vendor to vendor. Therefore, the knowledge of Medicare Supplement vendors and their premiums is important.

Medicare Supplement Plans in Pennsylvania: Specific Medigap Regulations

Medigap premiums in Pennsylvania 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 usually higher in urban areas and lower in rural areas. Female rates are typically 10-15% lower than male rates in most Medicare Supplement companies. Some Pennsylvania carriers add non-standard benefits, such as Vision Plan discount.

Pennsylvania law prohibits Medicare providers to charge more than what Medicare allows. This difference is known as Extra Charges. In other words, Extra Charges are illegal in Pennsylvania. Therefore, Medicare Supplement Plans that do not include Extra Charges (Medigap Plan C and Medigap Plan D) are identical to plans that include Extra Charges (Medigap Plan F and Medigap Plan G). Medigap Plans C and D are less expensive than Plans F and G, but the difference is quite insignificant.

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

Most Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania does not have any additional special Guaranteed Issue windows, such as 30-day birthday period. A household discount is allowed in Pennsylvania, and several Medicare Supplement vendors include it. The typical discount is 5 to 7 percent. Some companies provide discount, even if only single person is applied.

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

Medigap Plans in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia County. Most of Medigap vendors selling policies in the Philadelphia area are on the Liberty Medicare list of Medigap carriers. We only deal with highly respected companies. Only one of them has AM Ratings B+; the rest has ratings A-, A, and A+.

There are some well known names, such as AARP, Aetna, Transamerica, United of Omaha and Cigna. Some of them have attractive rates in Philadelphia, PA. But there are also companies that are smaller and less known, and they often provide real Medigap Plans bargains. Consider such companies as Americo, Manhattan Life, and Thrivent Financial. They have high rates (A, B+ and A++), and provide very attractive Medicare Supplement Rates in Philadelphia. And, as it was mentioned above, 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table 1. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 50 in Philadelphia, PA

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $158-$446 $127-$367 $101-$383
Male $182-$491 $137-$404 $116-$421

 

Table 2. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 65 in Philadelphia, PA

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $158-$460 $127-$445 $101-$329
Male $182-$460 $137-$445 $116-$329

 

Table 3. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 70 in Philadelphia, PA

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $168-$460 $135-$445 $114-$329
Male $193-$460 $144-$445 $122-$329

 

Table 4. Range of Medigap premiums for Age 75 in Philadelphia, PA

Medicare Supplement Plans
Gender Plan F Plan G Plan N
Female $197-$460 $156-$445 $132-$329
Male $227-$477 $175-$445 $148-$350

 

If you live in Philadelphia, PA, please contact us if you need help selecting and enrolling in Medigap 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.

Let Liberty Medicare Help You

Liberty Medicare is here to help you in all stages of comparing, selecting and enrolling in the best and most suitable Medicare Supplement Plan for you.

All our services are entirely free to you. We’ll help you:

  • Find all plans available to you and compare their benefits
  • Determine your eligibility (particularly if medical underwriting is required)
  • Find the least expensive Medicare Medigap plan for your needs
  • Understand your options when switching plans

Liberty Medicare represents many well-known Medicare Supplement providers in Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  Learn more about all the benefits of working with Liberty Medicare.

If you are looking for Medicare Medigap coverage, let us help you. To view real quotes from Medigap plan providers, please fill out our Medicare Supplement Quote form, or give us a call at 877-657-7477.

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