Medigap Insurance Information
Medicare Supplements/Medigap Plans in California
LM Financial and Insurance Services of Rancho Cordova, CA is a privately owned insurance agency specializing in Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicare Supplement plans, annuities and final expense life insurance. We can help you find the best rates and coverage for all your senior health insurance needs.
With Original Medicare, you will face a much lower out-of-pocket obligation for your medical care when compared to going uninsured. However, if you want additional cost assistance with any residual medical bills, then you can turn to a Medicare Supplement plan, also known as a Medigap plan, for assistance.
To get the policy that is perfect for you, contact us today at (800) 748-5538 or request your free quote now!
Common Medicare Supplements Questions
What are Medicare Supplements?
If you have Original Medicare, then your Part A & Part B coverage will help you pay for the costs of anything from inpatient care to regular checkups.
However, even with coverage in place, you will face certain out-of-pocket obligations that your plan won’t pay. A Medicare Supplement is a private plan, offered by major insurers in your community, which will help you pay these residual costs. Medicare Supplements are commonly called Medigap plans because they help you pay for the gaps left by Original Medicare.
Your plan might offer coverage for Original Medicare’s:
Plus, many plans offer other benefits that wouldn’t be covered by Original Medicare at all. Medigap plans can go a long way toward making your overall cost burden for routine medical care much more affordable.
Who is eligible for Medicare Supplements?
To qualify for a Medigap plan
, you must be enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A &B), and you cannot be enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan.
The best time to enroll in a Medigap plan is during your Medigap open enrollment period. This is a six-month period that starts the first day of the month you are 65 years old (or older) and enrolled in Part B coverage. For example, if you are 65 and your Medicare starts in March, then your Medigap enrollment period starts on March 1 and runs from March 1 – Aug. 31.
How many Medicare Supplements are there?
There are numerous Medicare Supplement plans on the market, each of which offers different benefits.
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You may only buy a plan that is available in your local community.
What Medicare supplements do I need?
The Medicare supplement that is best for you is the one that you feel is best integrated with your medical care needs. All plans will differ, so work with your agent to compare each plan’s benefits.
Can I have more than one Medicare Supplement policy?
You can only have one Medicare supplement plan at one time. If you wish to switch plans, then you must notify your agent. Likewise, spouses are not allowed to buy a joint policy, and they must purchase separate plans.
How much do Medicare Supplements cost?
Medigap plan costs vary based on the type of plan you select and the company that you buy your coverage from. Other factors might also influence your rates.
Your Medigap agent can work with you to determine the appropriate course of action to find an affordable benefits package that offers you optimized coverage.