We offer Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantages plans from the following insurance companies:
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Anyone over the age of 65 who is enrolled in both part A & B of Medicare. If you are 65 or older, when you sign up for Part B, you have six months to buy any Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) policy you choose, regardless of your health. This is called your open enrollment period. You only have this period once in your life. After this six month period, you may not be able to buy the Medigap policy you want (without medical underwriting). Rates are age dependant.
Medicare Supplements often referred to as “Medigap” are designed to cover many of the medical expenses you might occur that are not covered by Medicare. See chart below
There are 12 Medicare supplement plans available however only 5 of them are available in Idaho. They are as follows A, C, F, G, and J. See the chart below for plan details.
Medigap Benefits by Plan
|Part A Hospital Deductible||X||X||X||X|
|Part A: Skilled Nursing Home Co-Insurance||X||X||X||X|
|Part B Deductible||X||X||X|
|At Home Recovery||X||X|
|Part B: Excess Doctor Charges||100%||80%||100%|
|Outpatient Prescription Drugs||Extended|
Medicare is health insurance offered by the federal government to most people who are 65 and older and to some younger people with disabilities.
Medicare has two parts:
Most people who are 65 and older, some younger people with disabilities and people with kidney failure can get Medicare. You can call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 if you are not certain you can get Medicare.
If you are nearing 65, there is a seven-month period during which you can get Medicare. This is the case whether Medicare signs you up or if you need to sign up for Medicare yourself.
This seven month period includes:
The best time to sign up for Medicare is during the three months before your 65th birthday.
You can sign up for Medicare in one of two ways:
- OR -
When you sign up for Medicare, you will get Part A, which covers hospital bills. Most people do not have to pay a monthly premium for Part A. That is because they or their spouse paid Medicare taxes while they were working.
Signing up for Medicare Part B, which pays for doctor bills, is your choice. You will have to pay a monthly premium for Part B. You can sign up when you first go on Medicare, turn down the coverage, or wait to sign up at a later date.
Why would you wait to sign up for Part B? If you are working and already have group health insurance from your employer or your spouse's employer, you might not need Part B right away.
However, you need to be aware that if you wait to sign up for Part B, the premium could go up by 10 percent for each year you could have had Part B. You will have to pay that extra cost as long as you remain on Medicare.
You won't have to pay the penalty for waiting if:
If you think you will meet these conditions and decide to wait, here's what you need to do:
If you don't meet these conditions, you will have to pay more for Medicare Part B when you do get it. You may want to talk to your employer's benefits manager about whether getting Part B when you first sign up for Medicare is right for you.
If you are 65 or older, when you sign up for Part B, you have six months to buy any Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) policy you choose, regardless of your health. This is called your open enrollment period. You only have this period once in your life. After this six month period, you may not be able to buy the Medigap policy you want.
If you are 65 or older, are working and have group health coverage from your or your spouse's employer, you can save your open enrollment period until you need it. Get all the facts first from Medicare and your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) before making a final decision about when to sign up for Part B.