Approximate portion of Original Medicare beneficiaries who have a Medigap policy
Number of Americans enrolled in a Medicare Supplement plan
Growth in the number of people enrolled in Medicare Supplement plans since 2010
Increase in number of Medigap enrollees from 2017 to 2018
F, G, N are the most popular Medicare Supplement plans
Join the rising number of seniors with a Medicare Supplement plan. Between December 2017 and December 2018, enrollment grew from 13.5 million to 14 million.
Medicare Supplement Plans, also known as Medigap plans, cover many of your Medicare Part A and B out-of-pocket costs such as deductibles and coinsurance. Whether you prefer higher premiums or lower out-of-pocket costs, there’s a Medicap plan that could be right for you.
Moderate premiums, lower out-of-pocket costs
Medicare Supplement Plans D and C help with out-of-pocket costs left from Original Medicare, like coinsurance, copayments, the Medicare Part A deductible, and emergency care abroad. Plan C also covers the Medicare Part B deductible, but Medicare Supplement Plan C is only available to those who were eligible for Medicare prior to January 1, 2020.
Medicare Supplement Plan F is only available to those who were eligible for Medicare prior to January 1, 2020. Plan F helps with out-of-pocket costs left from Original Medicare, like coinsurance and deductibles, plus coverage for Medicare Part A and B deductibles, emergency care abroad, and 100% of Part B excess charges (charges above what Medicare will pay.) A high-deductible option is available that can lower your premiums.
Medicare Supplement Plan G helps with out-of-pocket costs left from Original Medicare, like coinsurance and deductibles, plus coverage for additional costs like Part A deductibles, emergency care abroad, and Part B excess charges—this is the difference between what a provider charges and the amount Medicare will pay up to Medicare’s limiting amount. A high-deductible option is available that can lower your premiums.
Plans K and L
Higher out-of-pocket costs, but with annual out-of-pocket limits
Medicare Supplement Plans K and L cover a range of medical costs, including doctors’ services and hospital care. The plans pay a percentage of your costs, and then you are responsible for the remainder. Each Medicare Supplement Plan K and L has its own out-of-pocket maximum, which limits the amount you have to pay each year.
Moderate out-of-pocket costs for office visits and ER copays
Another lower-premium option offering the same basic benefits; however, Plan N includes an office copayment of up to $20 and an emergency room copayment of up to $50. Medicare Supplement Plan N also covers Medicare Part A deductibles, skilled nursing care coinsurance, and emergency care abroad.