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Medigap Plan N

Medicare supplement insurance Plan N is one of the more popular Medicare supplement plans. Although Plan F and Plan G the most popular options, Plan N is 3rd place in popularity for the plans that offer the most coverage. As you may know, Plan F covers the most and has the most expensive monthly premiums out of these three plans. Plan G has less expensive premiums but does not cover the Part B deductible. Plan N is usually the least expensive of the three, but it does not cover the Part B deductible or co-payments for doctors and emergency room visits.

This plan was introduced in June 2010. Compared to the rest of the plans, It is a relatively new Medicare supplement plan. It was popular almost immediately because it has low monthly premiums while still offering quite a bit of coverage.

Medigap Plan N Coverage

Medicare Supplemental Plan N covers the following Medicare expenses:

  • Part A coinsurance and hospital costs
  • Part B coinsurance and copayment (except $20 for some office visits and $50 for emergency room visits)
  • Blood (first 3 pints)
  • Part A hospice care coinsurance or copayment
  • Skilled nursing facility coinsurance
  • Part A deductible
  • Foreign travel emergency (up to plan limits)

What Medigap Plan N Does NOT Cover

Plan N covers everything that Part F and G cover except for: Part B deductible, Part B excess charges, and co-payments of $20 per doctor visit and $50 per emergency room visit. Doctors rarely charge excess charges, and you can ask your primary physician if they charge or not.  Aside from the Part B deductible and co-pays, Plan N can potentially save you up to 25% on your monthly premiums.

Medigap Plan N Benefits

Medicare Supplement Plan N Standardization

Medicare supplement plans have been completely standardized since 1991. It is important to understand this before you consider rates from different companies. So, as you consider Plan N pricing from various insurance companies, you can feel comfortable that a standard Plan N from each company will be identical in the following ways:

  1. Same Benefits – Medicare supplement Plan N has the same coverage, regardless of which company you choose to purchase it from. So, you don’t have to worry about whether one company’s Plan N is going to have more or less benefits than another company. It doesn’t matter which company you buy your plan from, the Plan N benefits will be identical.
  2. Same Doctor’s Network – The various Medicare supplement insurance companies do not have their own doctor’s networks. Their plans are only supplements to your primary Medicare Parts A & B coverage. Your network is the nationwide Medicare network. 93% of primary care physicians still accept Medicare. So, you don’t have to worry about whether one company has a better doctor’s network than another. They all share the same network – the Medicare network of doctors.
  3. Same Claims-Paying Process – Medicare supplement claims-processing is highly automated now-a-days, making it easy for you to use the coverage. When you receive your medical services from your physician, they will only submit your claim to Medicare and not to your Medicare supplement insurance company. Medicare uses a clearinghouse that knows which Medicare supplement plan and company you use. Once Medicare approves your claim, they will pay the physician their portion and will notify your Medicare supplement company, through the clearinghouse, of the amount due to the physician from your Medicare supplement insurance company. The Medicare supplement company cannot decide they don’t want to, or shouldn’t have to, pay their portion of the claim. They have no choice. They must pay the amount due per Medicare’s instructions. This is automated and completely standardized from company to company. So, you don’t have to worry about whether one company is better at paying for claims than another. Due to the automation and standardization in this area, they’re all equal in their claims-paying history.

Knowing about the different areas of standardization above makes it extremely easy to consider rates for Medicare supplement Plan N from any company. So, it really comes down to who is going to offer the best rate from a company you can trust for your Plan N.

That’s one reason so many Medicare recipients turn to a GoMedigap agent. We care about educating our clients through the buying process and ensuring they have options from over 30 providers nationwide. This ensures that you’ll know what you’re buying and have the choices available to find the best value.

Medicare Supplement Plan N Pricing

Medicare supplement Plan F, Plan G and Plan N are the three most popular Medicare supplement plans, because they offer the most coverage. Of the three most popular plans, Plan N is usually the least expensive option. Though the premiums are lower, it still offers quite a bit of coverage.

If you do not frequently visit the doctor, a Plan N may be the right choice for your Medicare supplement coverage.

GoMedigap Can Help

GoMedigap agents are highly trained in helping you make these decisions. The service from our 5-star rated agents won’t cost you anything, and we’re very confident you’ll enjoy the conversation.

If you would like to discuss your Medicare supplement Plan N options, or options from any other plan, please complete the online form to compare Medicare supplement plans, or call us directly at (800) 310-2550 during normal business hours.

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4 Replies to “Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan N”

  1. I am currently enrolled in Medicare Supplemental Plan “N” as my plan selection. I will be traveling abroad in the winter and I’m not sure what is covered or not covered in that plan, regarding travel outside the U.S. ie Foreign Travel Emergency specifically as written in Plan N. Could I have the “no nonsense” version regarding precisely what that plan covers including any deductibles.
    Thank you.
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    1. Hi Mr. Blair,

      Great question. After you meet a $250 yearly deductible, Plan N covers 80% of the medically necessary emergency care outside of the U.S. These coverages happen if the emergency occurred within the first 60 days of your trip and if Medicare doesn’t cover the care. There is a lifetime limit of $5,000 with these foreign travel emergency coverage charges.

      I hope this answered your question. If you have any other concerns, please feel free to call us at (800) 310-2550 and one of our friendly agents will be able to discuss any questions you may have about your Medigap plan.

  2. I am currently enrolled in a Plan N supplement. Can I get additional coverage such as dental and vision with my Plan N?

    1. Hi Mr. Beattie,

      Unfortunately, Medicare supplement plans do not cover dental or vision. However, you can purchase this coverage. We can help with that. Reach out to one of our agents and we can help you get a Dental, Vision, and Hearing plan to ensure you’re covered. We can be contacted at (800) 310-2550. Have a great day!

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