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Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in South Dakota


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As an Original Medicare beneficiary in South Dakota, you may have the option to enroll in a Medicare Supplement (Medigap or MedSup) insurance plan to help fill in the “gaps” in Original Medicare coverage. Those costs may include copayments, deductibles, coinsurance, and other out-of-pocket expenses that you are otherwise expected to pay on your own.

In most states, including South Dakota, there are 10 standardized Medicare Supplement insurance plans, each labeled by the letters A through N (Medigap Plans E, H, I and J are no longer sold). Plans of the same letter designation have the same benefits and coverage no matter where you buy them; for example, a Medigap Plan M you purchase in Rapid City has the same benefits as a Medigap Plan M you buy in Brookings. However, plan costs and availability may vary.

The best time to enroll in a Medicare Supplement insurance plan is usually during your Medigap Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which begins the first day of the month that you’re both 65 years old and enrolled in Medicare Part B. During this six-month Medigap OEP, you may enroll in the Medigap plan of your choice without fear of denial of coverage or higher monthly premiums due to any health conditions you might have, as long as you live in the plan’s service area. You may apply after the Medigap OEP, but in most cases the insurance company has the right to review your medical history and decide whether or not to accept your application, charge you a higher premium, or add a waiting period before your coverage begins.

Comparing Medicare Supplement insurance plans in South Dakota

While Medicare Supplement insurance plans in South Dakota (or other states) do not vary in coverage or benefits between plans of the same letter name, the plan costs may vary. Feel free to enter your zip code on this page to see what plan options are available in your area, so you can decide which one may suit your health and budgetary needs.

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