Medicare supplement plans (also known as “Medigap”) are a totally different concept than the Medicare Advantage plans familiar to you. In a Medicare supplement plan, Original Medicare continues to be your primary provider of Medicare-covered medical services, and the supplemental plan fills in most “gaps” not paid for by Original Medicare (Parts A and B).
Of the 12 Medicare supplement plans, A through L, available to all age 65 Medicare-covered individuals, the city selected Medicare supplement plan F for our retirees. You will have almost no out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare-approved services. This plan will pay most costs not covered by Original Medicare such as deductibles for Medicare Parts A and B and the coinsurance for Part B, generally, 20 percent that is your share of Medicare-approved medical expenses.
Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan N in Scottsdale
Another option that is getting popular for a Medicare Supplement Plan in Scottsdale, Arizona is the Medicare Supplement Plan N.
Plan N is the lowest cost of the three Medigap plans that we have discussed, and if you have relatively low usage (doctor visits, Plan N could be a great fit for a Medicare Supplemental Plan in Arizona.
The Medigap Plan N has a copay for the doctor and emergency room visits, also like the Plan G it does not cover the Medicare Part B deductible.
Plan N also does not cover the Part B excess charges, this could be an issue in Scottsdale. Arizona is not one of the eight states that do not allow the Part B excess charges. This is known as the M.O.M. law or Medicare Overcharge Measure.
If you only have a few doctor’s appointments per year and you pay attention to your Doctors being assigned by Medicare to eliminate any Part B Excess charges then the Medicare Supplement Plan N is a very attractive choice for your Medicare Supplement in Scottsdale, AZ.
Medigap Plan N Cost
The monthly premium for Medicare Part B will still be applicable, in addition to the monthly Plan N premium.
Although the coverage that Plan N offers is standard, the prices can vary widely from one area of the United States to another. Costs can also vary between the companies that provide the plans.
A person will also need to pay the Part B yearly deductible, which is $226 in 2023.
Our Company Recommendations
In Scottsdale, about 70 private insurance companies offer supplemental insurance plans. Due to their excellent service, high ratings, and financial strength, we prefer these three:
- Aetna (A)
- Mutual of Omaha (A+)
- Cigna (A)
Plan G provides top coverage for preventive care, emergency care, and chronic conditions. You should consider it as a supplement to your Medicare coverage. Call us directly at (877) 238-6964 for a free quote comparison.
More Information About Scottsdale
Scottsdale is a desert city in Arizona east of state capital Phoenix. It's known for its spa resorts and golf courses, including TPC Scottsdale. Farther north, trails wind through McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a desertscape of hills, rock formations and cacti. Nearby is Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright s former home and studio. Downtown's Old Town Scottsdale has 1920s buildings and 19th-century olive trees.
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