On this page we help consumers: Compare New Era Life Medicare Supplement Plans in Illinois with competing Medigap plans. Shop lowest prices on Medicare Plan F, G, N and more. Read our 5-star review of New Era Life vs. Top Ten Competition.
Which Medicare Supplement Plans does New Era Life sell in Illinois?
New Era Life Insurance Company writes 6 of the standardized Illinois Medicare supplemental insurance plans. Each Medigap plan offers a different range of coverage (see Comparison Chart or check out our Review). Here's a quick look at New Era Life's offering:
Attained Age Rated Medigap Plans: With this plan rating type your monthly premium is based on your current age. As you age your premium will increase. As an example, if you enroll in a Medigap policy at age 65 with a premium of $120, it may increase to $138 when you turn 69, and $162 at age 72. Also, Attained Age rated plans may increase with inflation.
New Era Life Medicare Supplement Comparison Chart
The Medigap Plan Comparison Chart below outlines the coverage of each New Era Life Medicare Supplement:
REVIEW: New Era Life Medicare Supplements in Illinois
New Era Life scored 3.0 out of 5.0 based on our scoring method. Although their Plan F is not in the top 10 best rates, New Era Life has been servicing Medicare Supplements for over 10 years and has a good financial rating from A.M. Best. Another slight negative is their $20.00 policy fee. This is a good carrier, but there are other good Medigap carriers with lower rates in Illinois. See the top 10 competition.
Here are the pros and cons from our analysis:
- Good financial strength.
- More than 10 years in the Medicare Supplements business.
- Uncompetitive Plan F premium.
- Does not offer Medicare SELECT plans.
- Does not offer the 5 most popular plans.
- Charges a fee to write the policy.
We reviewed New Era Life's Medigap plan offering in Illinois versus all other carriers in the state. Our review is unbiased. We use a formula that looks at years in business, A.M. Best financial strength rating, plans serviced, plan premiums and fees. We did not take into account rate increase history.
New Era Life Medigap Plan F vs. Competition
Medicare Supplement F is the most popular plan sold in Illinois. The following table shows how New Era Life stacks up with the competition.
Contact New Era Life Medigap Sales
For assistance 24 hours a day, call 800-633-4227. TTY users should call 877-486-2048 or visit www.medicare.gov. If you qualify for Medicare but have not yet enrolled or verified your enrollment status, you can do so on the Social Security Administration website. You can learn more about Medigap on the Wikipedia page and on WebMD.
Compare Plan Rates
The average Illinois senior compares three or more quotes before making an enrollment decision.
New Era Life Medicare Supplements are available to all Illinois 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 New Era Life. 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.
New Era Life services Medicare supplement insurance in Chicago, Naperville, Elgin, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Springfield, Peoria, Waukegan, Cicero, and most other Illinois cities. Visit the New Era Life Medicare page for more information.
About this Review
This page presents an independent review of New Era Life as a Medicare Supplement insurance carrier in Illinois as compared to all other carriers. MedicareWire provides this information for consumer educational purposes. Our goal is to present information accurately and without bias, based on our interpretation of factual information about each carrier.
Medicare Supplement insurance, also known as Medigap insurance, must follow federal and state laws and does not work with any other type of health insurance, including Medicare Advantage Plans, employer/union group health coverage, Medicaid, Veterans Administration (VA) benefits, or TRICARE. Insurance companies, including New Era Life, can only sell you a standardized Medigap policy identified by letters A through M. Each standardized policy must offer the same benefits, no matter which insurance company sells it. Cost is the primary difference between Medigap policies sold by different insurance companies.
Additional Information About Medicare Supplements
- What are Medicare Supplement Plans?
- How Much Do Medicare Supplement Plans Cost?
- Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment Period
- Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement
- Medicare Supplemental Insurance for Disabled Under 65
Additional Foot Notes
 Sample premium is for a 65 year old, non smoking, woman living in Illinois. The rate was accurate on date of publication. Rates change frequently and they are priced by county. You must contact a licensed agent to get a current rate for your situation.
 Review rating stars are derived from MedicareWire reviews on our Illinois Medigap Plan Reviews page. Visitors can go to our main directory page to compare Medicare supplement plans in other states.