Idaho Medigap Plans: What's the Difference?
Most seniors agree: Original Medicare, combined with one of the top 3 Idaho Medigap plans, offers the very best health coverage seniors can get. But, which Medicare supplement is right for you?
The answer to that question is complex. What's best for you is very different than what's best for your spouse or your neighbor. It all comes down to your finances (what you can afford) and your health (how much risk you can take). At MedicareWire, we believe most seniors can narrow their search to three plans: F, G, and N. Read on and we'll explain why.
Top 10 Medicare Supplement Plans in Idaho
Looking for the best Plan F, G or N available to Idaho seniors?
- 10 Best Medicare Supplement Plan F
- 10 Best Medicare Supplement Plan G
- 10 Best Medicare Supplement Plan N
Idaho Medicare Supplement Plan F Comparison Chart
Medicare Supplement Plan F is the most popular Medigap plan available in Idaho. Here are the 10 best Plan F policies available in Idaho based on our reviews (click for details):
Idaho Medicare Supplement Plan G Comparison Chart
Medicare Supplement Plan G is rapidly gaining popularity among Idaho seniors. With Plan F going away in 2020, it is expected to be the new gold standard. Here are the 10 best Medigap Plan G policies available in Idaho based on our reviews (click for details):
Idaho Medicare Supplement Plan N Comparison Chart
Medicare Supplement Plan N is similar to Plan D, but covers Medicare Part B coinsurance costs differently. Due to its lower cost and good coverage, it's catching the attention of many Idaho seniors. Here are the 10 best Medigap Plan N policies available in Idaho based on our reviews (click for details):
Best Idaho Medigap Plan Reviews
We review all major Medigap insurance carriers selling policies in Idaho. Our 5-star ratings are unbiased. We use a complex formula that evaluates years in business, A.M. Best financial strength rating, plans serviced, plan premiums and fees. Currently, our formula does not take rate increase history into account, so be sure to ask your agent for this information.
Our analysis of Medicare Supplement Plans in Idaho is based on a statewide review, not national. We recommend consumers use our 5-star ratings as one aspect of their decision-making process. It helps compare insurance carriers at-a-glance.
How Much do Idaho Medigap Plans Cost?
We list sample monthly premiums for all Medigap Plans in Idaho. Premiums reviewed are samples based on a 65-year-old, non-smoking woman and include applicable household discounts. Use our review rates to compare insurance carriers. The rates your health insurance agent quotes will be based on where you live, your age, sex and use of tobacco products. Call 1-855-266-4865 to get quoteCall 1-855-266-4865 to speak with an agent and get a quote.
Medicare Supplement Plans in Idaho are Standardized
The Idaho Department of Insurance and the federal government have worked together to standardize Medicare supplemental insurance policies. Insurance companies must clearly identify plans as Medicare Supplement Insurance and each Medicare Plan must use a standardized letter code, A through N. Each lettered plan offers the same benefits, regardless of the carrier offering it. Only the rates are different.
NOTE: Medigap, Medicare Supplements and Medicare Plans are all names used interchangeably for supplemental insurance that fills the gaps in Original Medicare coverage.
Each Medicare supplement insurance policy sold in Idaho offers the basic benefits of Plan A. All other lettered plans after A feature additional levels of coverage. This allows you to choose the amount of liability coverage you need.
Each insurance company decides which policies it wants to sell, although state laws might affect which ones they offer. Insurance companies that sell Medicare supplemental insurance:
- Are not required to offer every Medigap plan
- Must offer Medigap Plan A (basic benefits)
- Must also offer Plan C or Plan F
For more information, visit the Idaho Department of Insurance website at http://www.doi.idaho.gov/.
Idaho Med Supp Plan Comparison Chart
The following table shows, at-a-glance, the coverage you get with each of the standardized Medicare plans.
|Medicare Part A Coinsurance and hospital costs up to an additional 365 days after Medicare benefifits are used up||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Medicare Part B Coinsurance or Copayment||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes**|
|Blood (First 3 Pints)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes|
|Part A Hospice Care Coinsurance or Copayment||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes|
|Skilled Nursing Facility Care Coinsurance||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes|
|Medicare Part A Deductible||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||50%||Yes|
|Medicare Part B Deductible||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Medicare Part B Excess Charges||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Foreign Travel Emergency (Up to Plan Limits)||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
* Medicare Plan F also offers a high-deductible plan. If you choose this option, this means you must pay for Medicare-covered costs up to the deductible amount of $2,240 before your Medigap plan pays anything.
** Medicare Plan N pays 100% of the Part B coinsurance, except for a copayment of up to $20 for some office visits and up to $50 copayment for emergency room visits that don't result in an inpatient admission.
*** After you meet your out-of-pocket yearly limit and your yearly Part B deductible, the Medigap plan pays 100% of covered services for the rest of the calendar year.
Common Questions About Medigap Plans in Idaho
Here are some common questions we answer about Medicare Supplement plans in Idaho.
It all depends. Your age, gender, zip code, use of tobacco, and the exact plan you choose all need to be factored in. You can take advantage of our free quote service to find the lowest prices in your area.
Here are your top choices in Idaho:
- Americo Life
- Reserve National
As a general rule, you can apply for a Medigap plan anytime. However, if you want to protect your guaranteed issue rights you should buy a policy as soon as you are eligible for Medicare Part B benefits. Here's a list of your top choices in Idaho.
Still have questions about Medicare Supplement Insurance in Idaho?
Try one of these topics:
- What are Medicare Supplement Plans?
- Medicare Supplement Plans Comparison Chart
- Best Medicare Supplement Plans
- Best medicare Supplement Plans Reviews
- Are Medicare Supplement Plans Worth it?
- Medicare Supplement Plans for Disabled Under 65
- Can I Change Medicare Supplement Plans Anytime?
- Medicare Supplement vs Advantage Plans
Need Local Help?
The State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) provide free, one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers. The Idaho SHIP is a grant-funded project of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). You can reach them by phone or on their website:
Additional Foot Notes
 Sample premium is for a 65 year old, non smoking, woman living in Idaho. 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 Medigap Plan pages.