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  • Writer's pictureBrad Gunning

Is Plan G the Best Medicare Supplement Plan?

For years, the "Cadillac" Medicare Supplement plan has been Plan F. It's the most comprehensive plan, completely filling the Medicare gaps. But beginning in January 2020, Plan F will no longer be available to newly-eligible Medicare enrollees.

Medigap Plans

Plan G will be the most comprehensive Medigap plan

With the phase out of Plan F, Medigap Plan G becomes the most comprehensive Medicare option. Plan G offers identical benefits to Plan F except it does not cover the Part B deductible. In other words, once you meet the Part B deductible ($185 in 2019), Plan G will cover all of your Medicare-related expenses. No other Medigap plan will offer as strong of coverage.

Plan G will be the most expensive Medigap Plan

Does this mean Plan G is the "best Medicare supplement plan"? It will certainly over the most coverage, but as you might expect, Plan G will also be the most expensive option available to most people.

If you visit the doctor often, Plan G might be worth the expense. For those with a clean health history, there is a potentially more appealing option.

Plan N is a great alternative to Plan G

Plan G is the most popular Medigap plan, but Plan N should not be overlooked. Medigap Plan N offers the same coverage as Plan G except you'll additionally be responsible for these payments:

  1. $20 copay for hospital visits

  2. $50 copay for emergency room visits

  3. Part B excess charges

If you don't visit the doctor, your Plan N premium savings can more than make up for the small copays.

If you'd like us to run some quotes or answer any questions, please reach out. Our services are free and we most certainly don't have a pushy sales approach - just good advice.

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