Medicare Supplement Plans in Idaho
Idaho Medicare Supplement (Medigap) - Statistics and Facts
Looking for a Medicare Supplement plan in Idaho? Also known as Medigap insurance, these plans help pay the difference between what Original Medicare covers and your out-of-pocket expenses. We're talking about deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. Following are some interesting statistics and facts about Medicare Supplemental insurance in the state of Idaho.
- Number of Medicare Supplement (Medigap) policy holders in Idaho: 53489
- Share of ID Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare Supplemental policies: 24%
- Share of ID Medigap policyholders with First Dollar Coverage Plan C insurance: 5%
- Share of Idaho Medigap policyholders with First Dollar Coverage Plan F insurance: 73%
- Share of ID Medicare Supplement policyholders with plans other than Plan C or Plan F: 22%
- Average premium for ID Medigap policyholders with First Dollar Coverage Plan C plans: $184
- Average premium for ID Medigap policyholders with First Dollar Coverage Plan F plans: $172
- Average premium, weighted by enrollment, for other Idaho Medicare Supplemental plans: $153
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation:
Medigap Reform: Setting the Context
Publication Number: 8235
Quick Tips On ID Medicare Supplement Insurance
ID Medicare Supplement plans are offered by private insurance companies. They are designed to cover some of the fees and out-of-pocket expenses that Original Medicare (Medicare Parts A and B) does not.
Benefits offered by Medigap policies in Idaho are the same across insurance companies. However, prices vary from carrier to carrier. As such, it's quite important to compare prices when purchasing a Medicare Supplemental plan in ID.
It's all about the Open Enrollment Period for Medigap. After you turn 65 and are enrolled in Medicare Part B, you have six months to enroll in a Medicare Supplemental insurance plan. If you enroll during this six month window, the insurance company cannot refuse to cover you. However, if you have a pre-existing condition, the insurance company may make you wait up to six months for coverage to begin (although your coverage through Original Medicare will be in effect).
- Plan Ratings are assessed each year by Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and may change from one year to the next.
- Not every plan is available statewide or in all service areas.