Which Iowa Medicare Supplement is Best for Me?
When talking about traditional Medicare and additional coverage with Medicare supplement plans, Iowa seniors agree, its the best coverage you can get. It all comes down to choice and control. But, which plan is best for you?
We're all different, and so are our health needs and budget. What's best for you is very different than what's best for your neighbors, or even your spouse. It all comes down to what you can afford and your health. That said, you can narrow your search to what's most popular, plans: F, G, and N. Read on to learn why.
Top 10 Medicare Supplement Plans in Iowa
Looking for the best Plan F, G or N available to Iowa seniors?
- 10 Best Medicare Supplement Plan F
- 10 Best Medicare Supplement Plan G
- 10 Best Medicare Supplement Plan N
Iowa Medicare Supplement Plan F Comparison Chart
Medicare Supplement Plan F is the most popular Medigap plan available in Iowa. Here are the 10 best Plan F policies available in Iowa based on our reviews (click for details):
Iowa Medicare Supplement Plan G Comparison Chart
Medicare Supplement Plan G is rapidly gaining popularity among Iowa 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 Iowa based on our reviews (click for details):
Iowa 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 Iowa seniors. Here are the 10 best Medigap Plan N policies available in Iowa based on our reviews (click for details):
Abour our Iowa Supplemental Medicare Insurance Reviews
We evaluate all Medicare Supplement companies servicing policies in Iowa. Our reviews are unbiased. We use a mathematical formula that considers years in business, A.M. Best financial strength rating plans serviced, plan premiums and fees. We do not evaluate rate increase history, so be sure to ask your agent to provide this information.
We review Medicare Supplement Plans in Iowa head-to-head, statewide. We recommend consumers use our 5-star ratings as one aspect of their decision-making process. It helps compare insurance carriers at-a-glance. Call 1-855-266-4865 to speak with an agent and get a quote.
How Much do Supplemental Medicare Plans Cost in Iowa?
To get an accurate rate on Medicare Supplement plans, Iowa agents will ask for your address, age, sex, and use of tobacco products. The rates we list are samples based on a 65-year-old, non-smoking woman, and include applicable household discounts. Use our rates for comparison purposes only. Call 1-855-266-4865 to get quote.
Medicare Supplement Plans in Iowa are Standardized
The Iowa 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 of the lettered Medicare supplement insurance plans offer the core coverage provided by Plan A. Plans B through N have a varying range of additional coverage. This way you can choose an appropriate policy based on the amount of insurance you need.
Insurance companies are free to choose the policies they offer, although Iowa state laws might affect which ones they can offer. Carriers offering Medicare Plans:
- Don't have to offer every Medigap plan
- Must offer Medigap Plan A if they offer any Medigap policy
- Must also offer Plan C or Plan F if they offer any plan
For more information, visit the Iowa Department of Insurance website at http://www.iid.state.ia.us/.
Iowa Medicare Supplement Plan Comparison Chart
The following chart offers a quick look at the benefits provided by each standardized plan.
|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.
You Have Questions About Medicare Supplements And We Have Answers
We get it. Figuring out which Iowa Medigap plan is right for you is difficult. Here are a few of the most frequent questions we answer.
Medicare Supplement premiums vary per person. Premiums are based on things like age, gender, zip code, and more. We offer a free quote service to help you find the best Medicare Supplement in Iowa for your needs.
Here are your top choices in Iowa:
- American National
- Bankers Fidelity
Your Individual Enrollment Period (IEP) is the ideal time to get a Medicare Supplement. Your IEP starts on your Medicare Part B effective date and ends six months later. So, if your Part B coverage begins June 1st, your IEP goes from June 1st to November 30th. these Iowa carriers can help you get enrolled.
Still have questions about Medicare Supplement Insurance in Iowa?
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 Iowa 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:
- 1-800-351-4664; TTY 1-800-735-2942 (TTY available in state only)
Additional Foot Notes
 Sample premium is for a 65 year old, non smoking, woman living in Iowa. 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.