"After carful consideration I have decided to take the Medicare Supplement that you recommended. I must tell you I was hesitant to change after all these years. Your name came up yesterday a church as it turns out you have been helping some very dear friends of mine for many years as well. They had very nice things to say about you and your office staff members. Based on their approval of your performance I feel very comfortable in my decision in moving. The savings was GREAT as well."
Harriet H. - Brownwood, Texas
"As you know we have been looking and searching for a Medicare Supplement for quite sometime. It's so confusing on the web. Your site was very simple and easy to get around. Your quick response and knowledge sold us. We couldn't have picked a better agency."
Harold & Betty A. - Lubbock, Texas
"George and I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to you and your staff for all that you did for us with George's last hospital stay. His heart attack came as a complete shock to our family. We are so very relieved to report every last cent was taken care of by Medicare and the Medicare Supplement you recommended to us. It is Agencies like yours that give us the peace we need so we can enjoy our retirement in the fullest possible way."
Pearl & George Z. - Kerrville, Texas
"We have been on Medicare for over 12 years. The last 6 years have been with your agency. We are so very pleased with your agency and your staff. We appreciate doing business the old fashion way. Not talking to a computer or going through a push button switchboard has been a breath of fresh air. We actually feel like a friend and not a number."
Clarence & Edith P. - Abilene, Texas
Medicare Supplement Made Easy
A Medicare Supplement Plan is an insurance policy issued by a private company, which "fills in the gaps" left by Original Medicare coverage. A Medicare Supplement insurance can help pay your share of coinsurance, copayments and deductibles. (This is why Medicare Supplement insurance plans are often called "Medigap Plans").
Need help understanding and choosing the right plan?
Original Medicare can be difficult to understand at best and Medicare Supplement insurance plans can be a daunting task! We are here to help! You may be asking yourself, when is the best time to buy a Medicare Supplement insurance policy? The best time to purchase a policy is during "open enrollment", open enrollment is six months prior to your 65th birthday and lasts 6 months from the first day of the month in which you turned 65. This enrollment is extended for those who enrolled in Medicare Part B after the age of 65. During this open enrollment period insurance companies cannot use medical underwriting to turn you down for insurance, make you wait for coverage, or charge you a higher premium. An insurance company also cannot use a pre-existing condition waiting period if you have a guaranteed issue right (also called Medigap protection). For people that are past their open enrollment period you can enroll or change Medicare Supplements any time of the year.
The cost of Medicare Supplement policies vary widely from company to company, there can be huge differences in the premiums that different insurance companies charge for the exact same coverage. Every Medigap policy must follow Federal and State laws designed to protect you and the policy must be clearly identified as "Medicare Supplement Insurance." Medigap insurance companies in most states can only sell you a "standardized" Medigap policy clearly identified with letters A through 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.
What is the most popular plan?
We have found over the years that our customers have chosen the plan "F" more often than any other plan. The plan "G" would be the 2nd runner up.
Where do I go from here?
First things first, let's think about which benefits you want. You should also think about your future healthcare needs when deciding because you may be unable to switch policies in the future. Below is a chart that outlines the different plans and what they cover.
Compare Medigap plans side-by-side