Medicare Supplement Plan C provides more security in coverage if you are willing to pay extra each month. This plan offers more than the basic healthcare services, but coverage must still fall within Medicare-approved charges.
Medigap offers 10 standardized plans available in most states. Each plans cover different Medicare out-of-pocket expenses. Other states, such as Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, have their own standardized plans. Of the ten plans, Medigap Plan C is among the comprehensive plans. This plan covers most Medicare-approved out-of-pocket expenses.
Medicare Supplement Plan C provides the following benefits:
- Part A coinsurance and hospital costs up to an additional 365 days after Medicare benefits are used up
- Part B coinsurance or copayment
- Blood (first 3 pints)
- Part A hospice care coinsurance or copayment
- Skilled nursing facility care coinsurance
- Part A deductible
- Part B deductible
- Foreign travel exchange (up to plan limits)
What it does not cover?
Plan C does not pay for Medicare Part B excess expenses, which are the additional charges beyond the Medicare-approved amount to pay. Doctors may legally bill beyond the approved amount, and the patients will cover these extra costs.
How much does Medicare Supplement Plan C cost?
Before you buy a policy, it is important that you understand the different factors that may affect the Medigap costs. Medicare Supplement Plan B premiums may vary across different locations and insurance companies.
The average monthly premium of a Medigap Plan C is $347.
How many people own a Medigap Plan C?
In 2016, there are 896,666 people who have Medigap Plan C. That is about 7% of the total population who owns a Medigap.
Is Plan C for me?
Medigap plan C may be right for you if you are someone who often uses both Medicare Part A and Part B services. It can be an effective way to minimize your out-of-pocket costs from both parts of Medicare.
Compare Medicare supplement plans with one another. This will ensure that Medigap plan C has all the coverage or benefits that suit your needs. Consider the cost as you compare different options.
Important Medigap Plan C updates:
Starting January 1, 2020, Medigap will no longer be allowed to cover Part B deductible to new Medicare enrollees. Since Medigap Plan C covers Part B deductible, this type will discontinue and will no longer be available in 2020.
You may keep your policy if you are already covered by this plan. It is only the new enrollees who will not have the opportunity to obtain it.
If you choose to keep your Medigap plan C coverage, consider the possibilities that premiums will go up after 2020.
If you are still unsure but still wants to find out more, feel free to reach us. You may use the Medicare supplement quotes form here.
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