About Medicare Supplements
Medicare supplements are health insurance plans offered by private carriers for Medicare beneficiaries seeking more coverage than is offered by original Medicare. Because these plans fill the "gaps" in Medicare coverage, Medicare supplements are often referred to as Medigap plans. About one out of every five seniors on Medicare has purchased a supplemental Medicare plan, and that number is increasing.
The federal government has standardized Medicare supplements so that companies may sell plans with specific benefits and coverage limits—and often prices vary significantly on the same plan from one company to the next. Plans are identified by letters, and the current plans offered are A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M and N.
You can read our section on Medicare supplement plans to learn more about the details of each one of these plans, as well as older plans that have been discontinued. When thinking of adding a private insurance plan to Medicare, It is important not to get Medigap confused with Medicare Advantage, which provides a benefits package within a provider network that attempts to improve on traditional Medicare.
We are pleased to offer live quotes on Medicare supplement plans to users of our website. This new feature will allow you to quickly and easily measure the monthly premiums offered by different insurers on Medigap plans in your area. The service is free, and the prices shown are the same prices offered by the insurance companies directly. If you have questions while you are comparing plans, you may call, e-mail or browse our articles for necessary information.
We want to make the process of finding a Medicare supplement plan easy for you. We are constantly sharing new information to keep you current on new trends and updates related to all aspects of Medicare. Our goal is to answer the big questions you have here on this website, but to make ourselves available by phone or e-mail for answers to the questions that concern your specific Medicare needs. If you have any question at all, don't hesitate to give us a call toll-free at (877) 275-2808. Meanwhile, feel free to browse our website. Some popular topics to get you started include: Medicare Basics, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare By State