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Learn about Medicare Supplement in Vermont
If you’re a Medicare beneficiary in Vermont, and you find that your Medicare out-of-pocket costs (such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles) are adding up, you might want to consider adding a Medicare Supplement plan to work alongside your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage.
Also known as Medigap plans, Medicare Supplement plans in Vermont (as in the other states) may help pay for Medicare Part A and Part B out-of-pocket costs. These costs may include deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, and other out-of-pocket expenses. In most states, including Vermont, there are ten standardized Medigap policy options, each labeled with a letter. Every plan with the same letter name pays for the same portion of the same Medicare-covered benefits, and each standardized plan pays for a different portion of these benefits. For example, every Medigap Plan M pays for half of your Medicare Part A deductible, no matter where you buy your Medigap plan; however, some other Medigap plans, such as Medigap Plan F, pay your entire Medicare Part A deductible.
Medicare Supplement plans in Vermont (as in other states) may vary in cost depending on what insurance company is offering the plan. Additionally, each insurance company can decide on how it wants to set the monthly premium for its Medicare Supplement policies. Medicare Supplement plans can be priced or “rated” in the following ways:
- Community-rated(also known as “no-age-rated”) – The same monthly premium is charged to all enrollees of this type of plan, regardless of their age.
- Issue-age-rated(also known as “entry-age-rated”) – The insurance company charges a premium based on the age of VT beneficiaries when they first enroll in the plan.
- Attained-age-rated– Premiums for this type of plan pricing depends on the current age of a beneficiary.
Not every Medigap plan may be available in every part of Vermont.
Compare Medicare Supplement plans in Vermont
Each lettered Medigap policy in Vermont (as the other states with standardized letter plans) pays for the same portion of Medicare Part A and Part B out-of-pocket costs, although some insurance companies might include additional innovative benefits in their Medigap plans. As mentioned above, premiums may vary among plans.
As a Medicare beneficiary in Vermont, you might want to look at Medigap plan benefits to decide whether this type of insurance will work for you. If you’re interested in Medigap plans, you can easily compare Medigap policies available in your part of Vermont. To start comparing Medicare Supplement plans in Vermont today, just enter your zip code above.
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