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What is a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan?

Some Texas beneficiaries may find their out-of-pocket expenses and monthly premiums associated with Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) to be too high for their budget. Medicare Supplement insurance plans in Texas may help cover some of those expenses.

A Medicare Supplement insurance plan may cover costs associated with Original Medicare, including copayments, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket expenses. These plans are designed to work in combination with Original Medicare and cannot be used as stand-alone health basic benefits. Medicare Supplement insurance plans sold today do not include prescription drug coverage, but beneficiaries can choose to have prescription drug coverage by enrolling in a stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

Medicare Supplement insurance plan choices in Texas

It is important to note that Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance plans offering lower premiums may have higher out-of-pocket expenses. When comparing plans, it is important to weigh both factors to find the best plan for your needs.

Companies offering Medicare Supplement Insurance plans in Texas may offer one or more of 10 different plan categories. Each plan type is designated with a letter of the alphabet, which is standardized under Medigap. This means that each Plan A offered in the state will offer identical basic benefits. However, the cost and out-of-pocket expenses will vary from company to company and even location to location within the state.

Selecting Medicare Supplement insurance plans in Texas

Each company and county may provide a different selection of Medicare Supplement insurance plans. Consider all of the options available in your area to find the best plan type for your specific needs. Basic benefits levels vary between plan types. For example a Medicare Supplement insurance Plan C might charge a higher premium but cover more copayments and out-of-pocket expenses than another standardized Medicare Supplement insurance plan.

It is also important to compare costs of monthly premiums and out-of-pocket expenses between different companies, since these can fluctuate. Get quotes from a number of different companies in your area to see which plan will be the most affordable for you. If prescription drug coverage is a concern, consider enrolling in a stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan to work alongside your Original Medicare and Medicare Supplement insurance plan.

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