Standardized Medicare Supplement Plans for Most States
(excluding MA, MN and WI )
Every company offering Medicare Supplement insurance must offer Plan A. In addition, companies may have some, all, or none of the other plans.
Basic Benefits (Included in Plans A – G):
Inpatient Hospital Care: Covers the cost of Part A coinsurance and the cost of 365 extra days of hospital care during your lifetime after Medicare coverage ends.
For Medicare supplement plans, Medical Costs: Covers the Part B coinsurance (generally 20% of Medicare-approved payment amount) or copayment amount which may vary according to the service. For hospital outpatient services, the copayment amount will be paid under a prospective payment system. If this system is not used, then 20% of eligible expenses will be paid.
Blood: Covers the first 3 pints of blood each year.*
Plan F also has a high deductible option. If you choose this option, in 2013 you must pay $2,110 out-of-pocket per year before the plans pay anything. Insurance policies with a high deductible option generally cost less than those with lower deductibles. Your out-of-pocket costs for services may be higher if you need to see your doctor or go to the hospital.
Basic Benefits (Plans K- N):
Basic Benefits for Plans K, L and N include similar services as Plans A through G and M, but cost sharing for the basic benefits is at different levels.
***The out-of-pocket annual limit will increase each year for inflation.**Plans K and L provide for different cost-sharing for items and services than Plans A through G and M. Once you reach the annual limit, the plan pays 100% of the Medicare co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles for the rest of the calendar year. The out-of-pocket annual limit does NOT include charges from your provider that exceed Medicare-approved amounts, called “Excess Charges”. You will be responsible for paying excess charges.
|Medigap Benefits||Medigap Plans|
|Part A coinsurance and hospital costs up to an additional 365 days after Medicare benefits are used up||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Part B coinsurance or copayment||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes***|
|Blood (first 3 pints)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes|
|Part A hospice care coinsurance or copayment||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes|
|Skilled nursing facility care coinsurance||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes|
|Part A deductible||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||50%||Yes|
|Part B deductible||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Part B excess charge||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Foreign travel exchange (up to plan limits)||No||No||80%||80%||80%||80%||No||No||80%||80%|
|Out-of-pocket limit**||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||$5,120 ($5,240 in 2018)||$2,560 ($2,620 in 2018)||N/A||N/A|