Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Co offers 3 different Medigap Plans in Arizona.
We have outlined the basic benefits of each plan for you below. You can learn more about Equitable Life on their website at http://www.equilife.com.
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Medigap Plan A
Plan A is the most basic of all Medigap plans and offers the least benefits. However, it does cover some of the more risky gaps in Original Medicare. It covers:
- Medicare Part A coinsurance payments up to an additional 365 days after Original Medicare benefits are exhausted
- Medicare Part B co-payment or coinsurance expenses, including preventative care coinsurance expenses
- The first three pints of blood used in a medical procedure
- Part A hospice care coinsurance expense or co-payment
IMPORTANT: Beneficiaries of this plan are responsible for covering their Part A deductible in full, which includes hospitalization costs, Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) care, hospice care, and some home health care services. This plan might be suitable if you have no desire to pay costly premiums for benefits you are not likely to use.
CRITICAL: Most Medigap plans pay some or all of the Part A deductible. In general, Plan A is the least expensive, but other plans offer more coverage. It's important to realize that this plan has the potential for high out-of-pocket costs should you require inpatient hospital care. Make this a serious consideration before choosing Plan A.
Medigap Plan F
Out of the 10 standardized plans available in Arizona, Plan F is the most comprehensive. The expansive coverage makes it very popular, but it's also the most expensive. Equitable Life leaves its beneficiary with zero out-of-pocket costs with this plan. That's because it pays all remaining doctor, specialist, lab, hospital, skilled nursing and home care costs after Medicare pays its share.
With Medigap Plan F, Equitable Life covers:
- Part A deductible
- Part B deductible
- Part B excess charges
- Preventative care Part B coinsurance
- Part A hospital and coinsurance costs up to an additional 356 days after Medicare benefits are exhausted
- Part B co-insurance or co-payment
- First three pints of blood used in an approved medical procedure (annually)
- Part A hospice care co-payment or coinsurance
- Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) coinsurance
- Foreign travel emergency
IMPORTANT: Other Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Co plans are available at a lower premium, but Plan F helps you eliminate high out-of-pocket costs.
CRITICAL: Plan F offers expansive coverage, but it does not cover everything. Beneficiaries continue to pay their monthly Medicare Part B premium, and you may have a Part A premium if you did not pay the necessary Social Security taxes. Also, this policy covers the gaps in your major medical, but it does not pay for prescriptions, hearing, vision or dental.
Medigap Plan N
Plan N is one of the newest supplements available in Arizona. It fills Medicare coverage gaps in a slightly different way by providing coverage in addition to the standard benefits. Here's what it includes:
- Medicare Part A hospital coinsurance and other costs up to an additional 365 days after Original Medicare benefits are exhausted
- Medicare Part A hospice care coinsurance or co-payment
- Medicare Part B coinsurance or co-payments (except for a co-payment of up to $20 for some office visits and up to a $50 co-payment for emergency room visits that do not result in inpatient care)
- First three pints of blood used in a medical procedure
Plan N also offers these additional benefits:
- Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) coinsurance
- Medicare Part A deductible
- Foreign travel emergency care (up to plan limits)
IMPORTANT: Plan N typcally costs about 25% less than a Plan F because it covers fewer gaps. In most cases, beneficiaries will be required to pay a $20 copayment when they see their doctor or go to the emergency room (unless admitted). Plus, the Part B deductible and Part B excess charges are not covered.
Equitable Life Medigap plans are available to all Arizona Medicare beneficiaries, ages 65 and older, who are enrolled in Medicare Part B. If you are just turning age 65, you have guaranteed issue rights and cannot be turned down by Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Co. Plus, your policy cannot be canceled and it will continue to be renewed as long as you pay the premiums on time and make no material misrepresentations.
Equitable Life Medigap plans are available in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Peoria, Surprise, Mesa, Tucson, Tempe, Yuma, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, Goodyear, Gilbert, Lake Havasu City, Flagstaff, Bullhead City, and most other Arizona cities.
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