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Get Medicare Supplement Insurance Las Vegas, Nevada.  4 Important Tips.

 

Buying Medicare Supplement coverage can be a daunting task.  Getting this right is a key factor in ensuring long-term financial stability.  So, where to begin?  What exactly are Medicare Supplement plans?  Which plan would be best for me?  How do I qualify?  What are the costs?

When it comes to lifestyle amenities, Las Vegas has just about everything.  However, when it comes to finding assistance with health insurance, things are somewhat sparse.  There are not a lot of capable Medicare Supplement experts that are intimately familiar with Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage options in the Las Vegas region.  The good news is - we are, and are happy to assist.

 

4 Important tips when choosing a Medicare Supplement Plan in Las Vegas, Nevada.


1.  Do not procrastinate.

When it comes to choosing the right supplement plan (sometimes referred to as Medigap Plans), the sooner you can begin the process the better.  The first thing you should do is confirm that you are actually eligible to purchase a Medicare Supplement Plan.  There is a bit more to being eligible for Medicare supplement coverage than simply turning 65.  For starts, you will need to be enrolled in both Part A, and Part B of Medicare.  If you are not certain if you are enrolled, or you do not know how to get enrolled, Please give us a call.  We can help.
If you are eligible, there is an initial enrollment period of seven months. It begins 3 months before your 65th birthday.  This open enrollment period is the best time to get your Medicare Supplement policy.


Good to know:  Know the basics of health insurance.  According to a recent study, only 4% of Americans were capable of defining four of the basic health insurance terms.  Know your stuff when it comes to health insurance.  Knowing the difference between co-payments and coinsurance will be invaluable when shopping for the right plan.  It will also come in handy when figuring out costs once you've started using your health insurance plan for medical care.

2.  Thoroughly review your options.

Medicare supplement plans are designated by letters of the alphabet (A-N).  Each plan option provides a specific level of coverage benefits for medical fees not covered by Medicare.  Give us a call to find out more about specific benefit information for every Medicare supplement plan type.


3.  Know your long-term budget.

There are 10 different Medicare Supplement plans in the market.  These plans are standardized.  This means the plan benefits of any specific plan type are the same - no matter which insurance company you purchase the plan from.  For example: A Medicare supplement G plan purchased from Aetna, will provide the same benefit coverage as an G plan purchased from AARP.)
Price however, is a different story.  The price of plans can vary significantly depending upon where you live, and which insurance company you choose.  Whichever plan you choose for your insurance needs, it must comfortably fit into your budget.


Good to know:  Do the math.  When shopping for health insurance, most people focus on the monthly premiums, but you also need to take a close look at deductibles.  For example, if you have a choice between a lower silver plan premium of $345 a month for a plan with a $5,500 deductible, and a higher gold plan premium at $465 a month with a $1,750 deductible, you may be better off with the second plan if you anticipate needing more than $1,500 in medical care.  With the second plan, your total annual cost for the premium and deductible comes to $7,330, a $2,310 savings over the lower premium plan.

Valley Hospital Medical Center - Medicare Supplement
Valley Hospital Medical Center
620 Shadow Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Telephone: (702) 388-4000
Plus Code: 5R7M+86 Las Vegas, Nevada




4.  Get in touch with a specialist.

Contacting a Medicare Supplement Plan specialist is the best way to find out about all the Medicare insurance plan options that are available to you.  JustHealthplans.com insurance specialists are happy to assist.  Insurance carriers we work with include:  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Aetna, Mutual of Omaha, AARP, and more.

 

Medicare Supplement Plan Benefit Comparison

Benefits Medicare Supplement Plans
  A B C D F* G K L M N
                     
Medicare Part A Deductible No 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 50% 75% 50% 100%
Medicare Part B Deductible No No 100% No 100% No No No No No
Medicare Part A coinsurance and hospital costs up to an additional 365 days after Medicare benefits are exhausted 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Medicare Part B coinsurance or copayment 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 50% 75% 100% 100%**
First three pints of blood 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 50% 75% 100% 100%
Medicare Part A hospice coinsurance or copayment 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 50% 75% 100% 100%
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) coinsurance No No 100% 100% 100% 100% 50% 75% 100% 100%
Medicare Part B Excess Charges No No No No 100% 100% No No No No
Foreign Travel Emergency (Up to Plan Limits) No No 80% 80% 80% 80% No No 80% 80%
Out-of-Pocket Limit*** None None None None None None $5,240 $2,620 None None

*Plan F is also has a high-deductible option.  The F high deductible plan pays for all Medicare-covered expenses after you meet a $2240 annual deductible.
**Office copay exceptions: Some office visits may require a copayment of up to $20.  Emergency room visits may require a copayment of up to $50.
***Plan pays 100% of covered Medicare costs for the remainder of the calendar year once the out-of-Pocket limit is reached.



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