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Supplement Plans New Medicare Recipients Should Consider

As a new medicare recipient, you may be overwhelmed with the Medigap or supplement plans available. Each plan offers its own benefits depending on your current healthcare needs. If you need a supplemental program for your current medicare, there are several to consider before making a decision. Here are a few of the latest Medigap plans new recipients should consider and what each supplement has to offer.

1. Plan F Supplement

The Plan F supplemental medicare insurance plan is a comprehensive option. This plan, made available to new enrollments in 2020, offers coverage for out-of-pocket expenses. These expenses include copay and deductible fees. The key point to keep in mind with this plan is that it is made for people who are visiting the doctor's office and hospital often. If you have multiple doctors visits throughout the year, this plan may help offset the out-of-pocket expenses you have. 

2. Plan G and N Supplements

Plan N supplement plans are designed for medicare recipients that do not want the comprehensive senior coverage that plan G offers. If you review plan G and find that it covers too many items and fees you don't want, but you still want the basics of comprehensive coverage, then Plan N is what you may need. The key point to remember with this plan is the yearly cost may exceed your budget making plan G the most affordable for your needs. These plans are the two most commonly considered and contrasted plans when budgeting and specific health care gap needs are concerned. 

3. Plan K Supplement 

The Plan K supplement is the least expensive option for medicare supplements or Medigap plans. This plan provides half the coverage of the more common plan B option. It also covers half the costs of blood work you may need as well as nursing homes or in-home or hospital-based hospice needs. This plan is primarily for those who need or know they will need, skilled nursing in a nursing home or through home health care. 

When you are ready to purchase your Medigap or medicare supplemental plan, contact a local medicare health insurance provider like Silver American. They can help you with enrollment, questions you may have, and with information, you need to know for using your insurance properly. They can also answer questions regarding when you can begin using your Medigap benefits and if there are any coverage concerns you have.