What is Medicare?
Medicare is the national healthcare system for people over the age of 65 (certain younger people with disabilities and End-Stage Renal Disease also qualify for Medicare). Medicare insurance covers most medical services (both inpatient and outpatient), durable medical equipment, and medications.
What Does Medicare Cover?
Original Medicare is made up of 2 parts, Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. Part A refers to hospital or inpatient coverage and Part B refers to medical or outpatient coverage.
What is Medicare Part A?
Medicare Part A is often called “hospitalization” or “hospital care” because it covers inpatient care at a hospital, skilled nursing facility (SNF), and hospice care.
What is Medicare Part B?
Medicare Part B covers most medically necessary doctors’ services, preventive care, durable medical equipment, hospital outpatient services, laboratory tests, x-rays, mental health care, and some home health and ambulance services.
What is Medicare Part D?
Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage that helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. Part D is available to any individual with Medicare Parts A and/or B.
Costs of Medicare in 2018
Medicare Part A Deductible
The annual deductible for Medicare Part A is $1,340 (2018).
Medicare Part B Deductible
The annual Medicare Part B Deductible is $183 (2018).
The monthly Medicare Part B Premium is $134 (2018).
What is Medicare Supplement Insurance?
Medicare supplement insurance (also known as Medigap insurance) is private health insurance that helps pay for health expenses (copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles) that are not covered by Original Medicare. It fills the gaps in Medicare coverage and saves patients from potentially high bills and excess charges.
What is Medigap?
Medigap insurance is another name for Medicare Supplement Insurance.
Medicare Supplement Plans
GoMedigap helps you shop and compare all 10 Medicare Supplement Plans (Plans A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M, and N) for free. Our team of licensed agents can educate you on the type of coverage that each plan provides and help you choose a Medicare supplement plan that best suits your needs.
Medicare Supplement Companies
GoMedigap represents more than 30 of the top Medicare supplement insurance companies nationwide. What makes our service unique is that we pay our agents the same commission across all insurance carriers to ensure that we provide unbiased recommendations based on each client’s unique desires and needs.
Medicare Supplement Shopper’s Guide
If you are confused about how to shop for a Medicare Supplement policy, visit our Medicare Supplement Shopper’s Guide.