Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in New Jersey (NJ)
Comparing Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in New Jersey (NJ)
Medicare Supplement Plans in New Jersey
For Medicare Supplement Plans New Jersey, there are several choices, but what is the best Medicare Supplement Plan in New Jersey? The answer to that question is “It depends”. I know that is not exactly what you are looking for but please keep reading for a full explanation or call us anytime at 844-528-8688 for a personal consultation on what Medicare Supplement Plan in New Jersey fits you the best.
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No matter where you live in New Jersey when you enter Medicare, you need Medicare supplemental coverage that fits your lifestyle and budget. Medicare Supplement Plans New Jersey are readily available without any clinical underwriting throughout your open enrollment period. See our Medicare Supplement Guide for information on entering into Medicare.
First Things First, You Need Medicare
To be eligible for a New Jersey Medicare Supplement Plan, you need to have Medicare Parts A and B.
Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance
This part of Medicare helps pay for care in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, some home health care, and hospice care.
Part A is $0 for most people
Has a “Per Period” Deductible
Medicare Part B Medical Insurance
This part of Medicare helps pay for doctor bills, outpatient hospital care, and other medical services not covered by Part A.
Part B is $170.10 per month for most
Has an annual deductible
Enrolling into Medicare
There are two different scenarios when it comes to your Medicare Enrollment, to find out what you need to do to enroll in Medicare, see below to find which fits your situation.
If You Are Currently Receiving Social Security
If you are currently receiving Social Security Payments, you will receive your Medicare card in the mail, approximately 90 days prior to your 65th birthday.
If You Are NOT Currently Receiving Social Security
If you are not receiving Social Security Payments you will need to Enroll in Medicare with the Social Security Dept. You can call 1-800-772-1213, Online at www.SocialSecurity.gov, or visit your local Social Security Office.
Finding Your New Jersey Medicare Supplement Plan
Now that you understand signing up for Medicare, it is time to find the best New Jersey Medicare Supplement Plan for you. While rates for Medicare Supplement Plans New Jersey are very important, you need to also look at the company and the rate increase history. What might be the absolute cheapest monthly premium now, could end up very costly down the road.
Medicare Supplement Companies tend to come into an area with a very low “introduction price” in essence they are buying new business. After they start building the book of business they will raise the rates significantly to cover the losses. This is just one of the reasons we at Medicare Solutions Team carry over twenty Medicare Supplement Plans New Jersey providers.
Medicare Supplement Plans – Under Age 65
All Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans are standardized according to federal rules, and individuals have a six-month period to enroll once they turn 65 and have enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B.
The federal rules do not guarantee that individuals under 65 will have access to Medigap plans but have left it to the states.
The state of New Jersey has adopted the following rules for individuals under age 65 to qualify for Medicare Supplement plans:
- Medicare beneficiaries under age 50 are eligible for guaranteed issue coverage through a carrier contracted by the state with Plan D as the only option.
- Medicare beneficiaries between ages 50 and 64 are eligible for guaranteed issue Plan D from any insurer that offers Plan D and are authorized to sell Medicare Supplements in New Jersey.
EASILY COMPARE PLANS AND RATES
EASILY COMPARE PLANS AND RATES
Medicare Supplement Plans, sometimes called Medigap Plans are set and standardized by CMS (Medicare). They offer 10 plans but the three most popular are Plan F, Plan G, and Plan N.
New Jersey Medicare Supplement Plan F
The Plan F Medicare Supplement Plan New Jersey, simply put, covers everything. On the face that seems like a great idea, but there are a few reasons why.
- It is the most expensive Plan on the Market
- It has the highest rate increases of all the Medicare Supplement Plans
- The Medicare Supplement Plan F will no longer be available to new enrollment as of 2020.
**The Medicare Supplement Plan F High deductible plan will not be changed in 2020.
New Jersey Medicare Supplement Plan G
The Medicare Supplement Plan New Jersey that offers the most coverage for the lowest premium is the Medigap Plan G. The Medicare Supplement Plan G offers the exact same benefits as Plan F except that you will pay the Part B deductible. The Part B deductible is set by Medicare and can change, but at this time it is $183.00 per year.
The New Jersey Medicare Supplement Plan G is normally $300.00 to $400.00 per year less in premium than the Plan F and historically has much lower rate increases.
Once the Part B deductible ($233.00 for 2022) is paid, your benefits will be identical to the Medicare Supplement Plan F. Why would anyone want to pay an insurance company $300.00 to $400.00 a year more just to pay a $233.00 deductible.
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New Jersey Medicare Supplement Plan N
Medicare Supplement Plan N is one of the lowest cost Medicare Supplement Plans, but you will take on a little more risk and out-of-pocket costs. With a Medigap Plan N, you will have a copay of $20.00 for the doctor visits and $50.00 for an emergency room visit.
Paying a copay is something that most people are used to, and does add some cost if and when you go to the doctor, but there is another fact of the Plan N that you need to be aware of.
Plan N does not cover Medicare Part B excess charges, now this could be a big deal or nothing at all. If a doctor accepts Medicare but is not assigned by Medicare he can legally charge you 15% over the Medicare approved amount. You would then be responsible for that extra cost.
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Medicare Assignment means that your doctor, provider, or supplier agrees (or is required by law) to accept the Medicare-approved amount as full payment for covered services.
Now the excess charges could end up not being a problem at all, in fact, there are some states that do not allow the excess charges, sadly New Jersey is not one of them. As of the last report, approximately 93% of doctors across the United States accept Medicare Assignment and if you do your due diligence when looking for a doctor or having a procedure done, it should not be a problem.
For complete details on Medicare Supplement Plans New Jersey, you can reach us by email on our contact us page or by calling 844-528-8688. Remember there is never a fee for our services.
Frequently Asked Questions
CMS stopped private insurance companies that sell Medicare Supplements from covering the Part B deductible effective Jan 1, 2020. However, if you have a Plan F that predates Jan 1, 2020, you will be allowed to renew it in most cases
Excess charges are the portion of your doctor bill that Medicare will pay and the actual charge by your doctor. This will only apply if your doctor does not “accept assignment” and cannot be more than 15% of the total bill. Some states prohibit excess charges and some Medicare Supplement plans cover these charges.
The least expensive New Jersey Medicare Supplement plan is Plan A. However, even though Plan A has the lowest premiums, you will likely pay significant out-of-pocket expenses because Plan A offers the lowest amount of coverage.
Yes. The state of New Jersey requires all approved Medicare Supplement plan providers to offer Plan D to individuals between ages 50 and 65 who are disabled.
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