What Is A Medicare Plan N?
Medigap Made Easy
Texas Medicare Plan N – Part N
Plan N is the third most popular plan for Ashford Insurance because it operates similar to Plan G except that you pay copays for doctor and E.R. visits and you also pay your own excess charges. Ashford Insurance offers a selection of Texas Medicare Supplement Plan N’s from many top carriers including UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Solutions.
Under Medigap Plan N, you have all the same coverage as Plan F except there is No coverage for Part B deductible, No coverage for Part B excess charges, and You may have a copay of up to $20 for doctor visits and $50 for hospital visits that don’t result in admission.
Texas Medicare Supplements are standardized by the Federal Government. They are labeled A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M, and N. Each standardized Medigap policy must offer the same basic benefits no matter which insurance company sells it. Cost is usually the only difference between Medigap policies with the same letter sold by different insurance companies. Plan A pays the Medicare hospital and physician coinsurance, the first three pints of blood, and 365 days of hospitalization beyond Medicare. Plans B through N provide these benefits and add more benefits such as coverage for Medicare deductibles, excess charges and limited preventive care, and foreign travel. You can only have one Med Sup plan. No one should try to sell you an additional Medsup plan unless you decide you need to switch policies.
Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan N
This is really a supplemental plan that offers a whole lot of the same benefits but there are a few exceptions that you ought to be aware of when looking at this particular plan that is listed below:
- Plan N does not cover the deductible that comes with Part B Medicare.
- It doesn’t cover the extra charges that might come with Part B.
What this means is that you’ll be responsible for paying for all these differences. When it comes to Plan N, it has another difference, though it will pay most of the time to 100% of the coinsurance of Medicare Part B, there can be exceptions. Those differences are you can really be required to pay a copay of up to $50 for some ER visits that don’t end up with admission to the hospital and that you need to pay as much as $20 for some office calls. Give us a call on Plan N today!
Open Enrollment for Texas Medicare Supplement Insurance is at age 65 for all consumers, including those already receiving Medicare due to disability. The Open Enrollment period is a six-month period, beginning when you are both age 65 or older and enrolled in Medicare Part B, companies must sell you any Medicare supplement plan they offer. After this limited open enrollment period, companies can pick and choose whom they will cover and how much they will charge based on your health. If you have an individual or “bank group” insurance policy, becoming Medicare eligible does not require you to cancel it and purchase a Medicare supplement. Doing so may save premium costs but it is important to compare benefits before deciding which will work best.
If you are eligible for employer retirement insurance, review the plan carefully to understand what benefits are available and how it works with Medicare. Be aware that employer plans are not standardized and are not subject to the requirements governing standardized Medicare supplement policies. Also, it is important to remember, if you leave an employer plan you may not be able to go back on it.
To see a list of all the Medicare supplements available – take a look at our Medigap supplement chart. This chart can be found in the booklet called “Choosing a Medigap,” which is published by Medicare itself. The chart details the benefits that are included in each Medicare supplement, which are labeled Plan A – Plan N.
Also, don’t forget your prescription drug coverage. There are two ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage, either through a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) or through a Medicare Advantage Plan with prescription drug coverage (MA-PD). Let the sales agents at PRS help you discover the most affordable Medicare plans available to you, and to understand when your coverage starts, what’s covered, and what to expect.
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Sonia Ashford, “The Medicare Insurance Lady”, has been helping Medicare eligibles in Texas with their Medicare Insurance now since 2005. She has been married to John Ashford since 1982 and they reside in Bedford, Texas. They have six adult children and nine adorable grandchildren that they love to spoil. In Sonia’s limited spare time she enjoys quilting and crafting.