Traditional Medicare alone covers 80% of your medical bills, leaving the other 20% difference an out-of-pocket expense to you.
When it comes to supplementing your Medicare plan, you have a few different options:
|Medicare Supplement Plans (MediGap)||Medicare Advantage Plans|
|Uses:||Original Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) & Part B (Medical Insurance) as primary insurance. MediGap becomes secondary coverage to fill that 20% gap.||Instead of original Medicare, you will receive Hospital and Medical insurance from a private company which doubles as both your primary AND secondary coverage.|
|Include Prescription Coverage?||No – You MUST have minimal essential prescription coverage and will therefore need to also pick a Part D Plan.||Most Plans – This is an “all-encompassing” plan comprising of parts A, B, & D.|
|Premiums:||Yes – Known as the “Pay Up Front” system.||Little to None – Known as the “Pay as You Go” system.|
|Co-Pays:||Little to None||Yes – Anytime you use this plan, you will have a bill.|
|Networks:||None – Can use any doctor that accepts Medicare.||Yes – Only a select number of doctors accept this plan.|
|Other Things to Know:||All carriers of this plan offer uniform benefits. Plan F with one company is EXACTLY the same as Plan F with another company. The ONLY difference is the premiums they charge.||May include additional Dental, Vision and Hearing benefits.|
|Guaranteed renewable.||Not guaranteed, changes yearly.|
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