If you ask them, they will tell you that a Medicare Supplement plan is a must have. Financial protection is more important than ever as you get older. You can take action to protect yourself against the unexpected and high out-of-pocket costs. Knowing exactly what your healthcare will cost you in a given year provides you with peace of mind.
Original Medicare only covers about 80% and you are responsible for the balance, unless you have a supplement plan. Private insurance companies offer plans called Medigap, also known as Medicare Supplement insurance. These plans cover the “gaps” in Medicare and protect your assets. Medicare along with a true Medigap insurance plan can provide seniors with financial peace.
Medicare Supplement/Medigap – What’s it all about?
Again, a Medicare Supplement or Medigap insurance plan is provided by private health insurance companies and can be purchased by anyone who is enrolled in both Part A and Part B of Original Medicare.
Why do you need a Medicare Supplement? This is one of the most frequently asked questions. Consider this list which explains what isn’t covered by Original Medicare:
- Long-term care outside of a nursing
home, or care at home, unless it’s provided by a professional nurse or therapist
- Care for daily living such as walking, dressing, bathing, shopping, eating and taking medicine
- More than 100 days of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) care following a hospital stay
- Cooking and cleaning services
- Private-duty nurse
- Dental care and dentures
- Health expenses outside U.S. except for some occurrences
- Emergency care outside U.S.
- Cosmetic surgery
- Routine foot care
- Eyeglasses (except after cataract removal)
- Hearing aids
Medicare Supplement plans will not provide for Long-Term care like in a nursing home or assisted living facility. However, both Original Medicare and Medigap do help cover initial stays in these types of facilities but for a limited time. Original Medicare will pay for medically necessary services, usually at 80% after you pay your deductible, unless you have a Medicare Supplement.
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