Are you getting old enough to be eligible for medical insurance? Well, age does not matter to be medically insured. In fact, majority of the people in their latter age are more susceptible to different health problems and they are not in condition to work to meet their medical expenses. For such people, Medicare Supplement plans are developed that can be bought at cheaper as well as higher rates.
There are now different AARP Medicare Supplement plans 2021 that people are interested in buying and it is not late at this time as well.
What Are Eligibility Criteria For Medicare Supplement Plans?
Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private insurance companies that have their own criteria and rates. The eligibility criteria for these plans require the enrollment in Medicare first. A person having following eligibility conditions is qualified for availing Medicare Supplement Plans for five years until renewal, these criteria are:
- Age must be 65 or above
- A person who is diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease that is commonly called as kidney failure
- A person receiving disability benefits for 24 months in a row
- A person diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease
If any of the above-mentioned condition is fulfilled, the person is automatically eligible for having Medicare Supplement insurance plans.
What are Medicare Supplement Plans?
There are a number of plans ranging from 8-10 each having its own different benefits and services for the person. Each plan has its own different coverage rates which determine their annual prices. These plans are available only via insurance companies who have their own different rates. Despite of different rates, each plan has to offer similar coverages and expenses from different insurance companies.
Plan G is now a hot plan for year 2021 as it is covering almost every expense related to health issues of individuals in their late 60s. But it is expensive as well. For this reason, there is another plan called as N plan, this plan has similar services and coverages as that of G plan but it limits few of the extra expenses that are not necessarily needed. Thus, reducing its price.
All of the plans of Medicare Supplement are expected to work with original Medicare Part A and Part B.
Why Medicare Advantageoption over Medicare Supplement?
The Medicare Supplement plans are sometimes not ideal for a person, he may not be needing the coverages plan is offering. In such cases, people have another option of Medicare Advantage. This plan has all the basic coverages of Plan A and Plan B. Along with these, medical emergencies, urgently needed services, prescription drugs and check ups are also included in Medicare Advantage. This also does not have a standard or fixed price and they can be sold by the similar insurer as that of Medicare Supplement.
The pricing of plans is based on three things:
- Who is selling the plan?
- Coverage of the plan
- Sell of plan