3 Reasons to Choose Medicare Supplement Plan G (Medigap Plan G) – 2024

3 Reasons to Choose Medicare Supplement Plan G (Medigap Plan G) - 2019

UPDATED Oct. 27, 2023.  Medicare Supplement Plan G, also known as Medigap Plan G, covers all Medicare ‘gaps’ except for Medicare Part B Deductible. Just like all Medigap plans, Plan G is standardized.

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Medicare Supplement Plans

Most Medicare Supplement insurance companies are offering Medigap Plan G.  Its benefits the same for any company offering the plan. However, you will notice that Plan G premiums vary quite extensively between companies.

Here we’ll discuss the main reasons to choose Medigap Plan G in 2024.

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Plan G Benefits

What does Plan G not include?

Plan G High-Deductible Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

Three Reasons to choose Medigap Plan G in 2023

US Government Sources

Medicare Supplement Plan G benefits

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 (Up to $204 a day for days 21 through 100 in 2024)
  • Medicare Part A Deductible: $1,632 per benefit period in 2024.
  • Medicare Part B Excess Charges.
  • Foreign Travel Emergency – Medically necessary emergency care services during the first 60 days of each trip outside the USA.
    You are responsible for the first $250 each calendar year.

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Medicare Supplement Plan G benefits do NOT include:

  • Medicare Part B Deductible: $240 per year in 2024.

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Medicare Supplement High-Deductible Plan G Benefits

High-Deductible Medicare Supplement Plan G is the same as Medigap Plan G, apart from having to pay the deductible amount ($2,800 in 2024) before your Medigap Plan pays anything. Naturally, the premium for the high-deductible plan G is substantially lower than the premium for the standard plan G.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How is Medigap Plan G different from Plan F?
  2. Does any doctor accept the Medigap Plan G?
    • YES, as long as your doctor accepts Medicare.
  3. Are Plan G benefits depend on Medigap vendor?
    • The benefits of Medigap plans are NOT dependent on vendors. All Medicare Supplement plans are standardized, i.e., any plan bought from one company is identical to the same plan purchased from any other company. Plan G premium, however, may vary from vendor to vendor.
  4. Does Plan G cover prescription drug plan?
  5. What are Medicare Supplement Changes in 2020?
    • Medigap plans that include coverage of Part B deductible (Plan F, Plan C, and Plan F High-Deductible) are no longer available starting year 2020. However, the current Medigap policyholders and new enrollees up to 2020 are protected.
  6. What is Medigap Plan G coverage of Foreign Emergency?
    • Plan G pay 80% of the billed charges for medically necessary emergency care outside the U.S. after you meet a $250 deductible per year.

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Standardized Medicare Supplement Plans - Comparison Chart

3 Reasons to Choose Medicare Supplement Plan G in 2024

  • Medicare Supplement Plan G is the same with Medicare Supplement 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 Medicare Supplement Plan F are higher than for Plan G.
  • As of 2020, Medicare Supplement vendors are no longer sell NEW Medigap Plan F. It makes Medigap Plan G even more attractive choice.

Use Medigap Plan G (if available) when savings in premium justify removing Medicare Part B Deductible from the benefits.

Read more in Medicare Supplement Plan G vs Plan F.

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US Government Reading

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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.

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