Medigap Insurance is one of the most popular ways to get more from Medicare. When Medicare charges you deductibles, Medigap Plans can reimburse you for those deductibles. Where Medicare has co-insurance and co-pays you’ll have to cover, Medigap Insurance can eliminate those out-of-pocket costs for you.
The first thing to compare to find the right plan for you is the ten different forms of Medigap Insurance. Ranging from Plan A, with the fewest benefits, to Medigap Plan F, which has comprehensive coverage, these standardized plans let you hand pick your benefits.
Once you choose a type of plan, the second aspect to compare is the price of that plan from different insurers. While the benefits are standardized, cost varies greatly. Without a lot of price comparison, you could spend hundreds of dollars more than you need to for the plan you prefer.
The third thing to compare is the pricing policy. Even plans with lower prices when you buy at a younger age, such as at 65, can turn out to be the most expensive a decade later. That’s because Medigap Plans can be priced based on your age. Those plans can cost much more than plans not based on age when you are older. You can learn more about how to choose Medicare Supplement Insurance on our website.

Wiley Long is founder and president of Medigap Advisors, and is passionate about helping people navigate the confusing waters of Medicare. He is the author of The Medicare Playbook: Designing Your Successful Health Coverage Strategy, a clear and simple explanation so you can make the most of your Medicare coverage.