Remember that all Medicare supplement plans are not offered everywhere or in all companies. You should verify your options and find a company that sells them in your area to get the
necessary coverage. Medicare Supplement Plan F is one of the most popular insurance plans available for supplemental coverage. Together with Plan J, it serves most people because it has the best resources. It still has two different types of plans, one known as F with lower and higher deductible premiums and another known as F + that has a higher deductible so premiums can be lower. However, prices still vary widely and can be outrageous for some companies because it is basically a free rate for everyone among competitors. Perhaps most importantly, two new plans have been added, Medicare supplement plans M and Medigap Plan N. These plans have added some cost-sharing features to reduce plan premiums. Plan M will only cover 50% of the Part A deductible (which is $1,100/year for 2010). In addition, it will not cover the Part B deductible (which is $ 155/year for 2010).
Then, the “Part B Charges” benefit increased to 100% in Plan G. This benefit was previously 80% in Plan G. Increasing Part B Charges to 100% is the same as Plan F and other plans that cover this benefit plan. In addition, “Home Recovery” and “Preventive Care” were completely removed from all plans that contained them. These benefits were considered unnecessary after careful study due to lack of use. The Medigap supplement insurance policy N offers a function that many people consider incredibly important in their Medicare health coverage; It covers the remaining twenty percent of medical and hospital bills under traditional Medicare coverage. Twenty percent covered has no limit and is generally astronomical when it comes to serious illness or injury. Take, for example, a procedure of one hundred thousand dollars. Medicare traditionally covers eighty thousand and the recipient is allowed to cover the other twenty percent alone. The Medigap Supplement Insurance Plan N would be one of several Medigap policies that insure this additional expense. Also, plan N covers the deductible for part A annually. Medigap Plan G, Plan F and Plan N are currently the most popular option among Medicare beneficiaries. When considering a plan that works for your situation, it is important to consider what is covered by the plan and what is not covered. We will analyze only one of the many Medicare supplement plans, Plan N.