Medigap Plan F
Medigap Plan F
Medigap Plan F is a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan that provides comprehensive coverage of Medicare copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and excess charges. As of January 2021, it is no longer available to new Medicare enrollees. Though, it still remains as one of the most popular Medigap plans available.
What Is Medigap
Medigap is short for Medicare Supplement Insurance. There are ten different plans, each offering a variety of benefits that help Medicare beneficiaries pay their out-of-pocket health care costs. Most of the plans cover Part A coinsurance costs, as well as foreign travel emergency costs.
Others cover additional costs, such as the Part B deductible or excess charges or skilled nursing facility care costs. The assortment of benefits you get depends on which plan you choose, but there are no other variables. Medigap plans are standardized across all of the U.S., so no matter where you go, the plan you choose will be the same.
Medigap Plan F
Medicare Supplement Plan F is usually seen as the most comprehensive of the ten Medicare Supplement plans. It provides extensive coverage for beneficiaries who need help paying their out-of-pocket costs for Medicare. But with that in mind, you can expect to pay higher premiums with Plan F.
The premiums are typically worth it for most people, though, because Plan F covers nearly all hospital and doctor costs that remain after Original Medicare pays its share. With Plan F, you can expect to have minimal leftover costs, making it ideal for people who want to simplify their health care expenses.
Who Sells Plan F
Medigap Plan F is sold by private insurance companies that have been authorized by Medicare to sell Medicare Supplement Insurance products. The plans that are available in your area may vary, but if you are eligible and enrolled in Original Medicare, you have access to any plans that are servicing your area.
Plan F Benefits
Medigap Plan F offers comprehensive benefits. The benefits covered under this plan include the following:
- Part A hospital coinsurance for 365 days following the end of Medicare benefits
- Part A hospice care copayments and coinsurance
- Part B coinsurance
- Part B excess charges
- Part A and Part B deductibles
- 3 pints of blood to be used in a Medicare-approved procedure
- Skilled nursing facility coinsurance
- Travel emergencies
While Plan F may provide the widest range of coverage for policyholders, it does not cover all of your Original Medicare costs. For instance, you will still be required to pay your Part A and B premiums to maintain coverage.
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Plan F Costs
Medigap Plan F may cost anywhere from $140-$250. The cost of your policy will depend on where you are located, when you enrolled in Medicare, and potentially your current health condition. To get an accurate idea of how much Medigap Plan F will cost you, speak with the qualified insurance specialists at Texas Medicare Advisors. Call 512-900-3008 for a free quote!