An Overview of Medicare Supplement Plan G

Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap) - MedicareInc.comMedicare Supplement Plan G is a great option for those looking for affordable coverage that still provides a high level of protection. While it’s important to understand the basics of this type of plan, it’s also important to know the details. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of Medicare Supplement Plan G and answer some common questions about this type of insurance plan. 


What Is Plan G? 

Medicare Supplement Plan G is one of the most popular types of private insurance plans available to those who are enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A & Part B). It covers many expenses not covered by Original Medicare, including copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. This type of plan also offers coverage for emergency medical care received outside the United States. 


Who Is Eligible for Plan G? 

In order to be eligible for a Medicare Supplement Plan G, you must first be enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A & B). Then you will need to meet certain requirements set by your chosen insurer. Generally speaking, those over 65 years old qualify for a Plan G policy. You may also qualify if you are younger than 65 but have a qualifying disability or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). 


What Does Coverage Include? 

A Medicare Supplement Plan G policy generally covers 100% of your out-of-pocket costs related to Part A and Part B services such as hospital stays and doctor visits. You can also expect coverage for other health care expenses not covered by Original Medicare such as copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and emergency medical care received outside the United States. Additionally, some policies may include additional benefits such as vision and dental coverage or preventative care services like flu shots or colon cancer screenings. How much does a Plan G Policy Cost? The cost of your policy will depend on several factors including where you live and your age when you enroll in the plan. Generally speaking, premiums tend to be more affordable than other Medigap plans due to its limited coverage options compared with other plans like Plan F or C.. However, keep in mind that these premiums generally increase each year so it’s important to shop around if you’re looking for an affordable policy that fits your budget.