Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Company Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield, one of the most popular and well-known insurance carriers, offers several Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare supplement plans. Anthem is their predominately used and competitive subsidiary offering Medigap supplement plans throughout the country. Following is a review of the company’s plans, so our customers know what to look for when shopping.
How Do Medigap and Drug Plans Work?
Here is how Medigap and drug plans work. To put it simply, if you are enrolled in Medicare Part A and B, Medigap can help fill the coverage gaps in Medicare Part A and B.
Numerous out-of-pocket costs aren’t covered by Parts A and B, such as deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. This is where Medigap comes into play and can “bridge the gap.”
There aren’t any network limitations because these plans are available in all 50 states and are accepted anywhere that Medicare is accepted.
Medicare Supplement plans offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
One thing to note is that even though you’ll see different Medigap plans, the basic benefits for the plans apply to every insurance company that sells that specific plan.
For example, the benefits you see for Plan G are the same for every Plan G offered by every insurance company. Premiums are the main difference. And, of course, this is something we can help you navigate if you need further help.
Medicare Supplement Plans F, G, and N are the most popular plans.
We’ll break down these four so you can better understand which one is right for you.
BCBS Medicare Plan F
Plan F was popular because it covers all Medicare Parts A and B gaps. It includes all of the benefits of plans A and B while providing coverage for skilled nursing facility care. However, this plan is not available to newly eligible Medicare recipients born after 1955.
There are no out-of-pocket costs for hospital or outpatient services, making this plan a great choice since there is no deductible or coinsurance.
Additional visits, chemotherapy, lab testing, and other similar costs are covered too.
Many individuals chose this plan because of its wide range of coverage and not having to pay out of pocket for Medicare-approved services.
BCBS Medicare Supplement Plan G
After Plan F, Plan G is the most popular plan people chose. It has the same coverage as Plan F, except for the Part B deductible covered.
Plan F has this additional Part B deductible coverage, but Plan G has gained popularity because the premiums can be substantially lower. Many people are willing to pay the Part B deductible for a lower premium.
BCBS Medicare Supplement Plan N
Plan N has lower premiums than Plan G while having the same coverage in terms of hospitalization (additional 365 days after Medicare benefits end) and medical expenses ($20 copay for office visits and $50 copay for ER) at 20% of Medicare expenses.
You also get coverage for skilled nursing facilities and a Medicare Part A deductible for hospitalization.
Plan N is a viable choice because it works for people who want cheaper premiums and are willing to assume responsibility for co-payments. So if you’re a healthier individual who doesn’t require a ton of medical visits and usage throughout the year, this can be an excellent choice for you.
Medicare Nationwide is Here to Help
Our team is here to help with any questions you might have. These supplement plans are available across the country, so we can help you review your options for every major Medigap insurance company in your area.
Companies continue to increase premium rates for Medicare supplemental insurance, so choosing the right one with a stable rate is essential.
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