Maine Medigap Plans, available in our northernmost state, offer a unique advantage compared to other states in the USA. Maine has enacted Med Supp rules not available in most states that allow for easy switching and guaranteed enrollment. If you are considering enrolling in a gap plan, you should read this article first.
Maine Medigap Plans: A Basic Guide
There are 10 standardized Medigap plans available in Maine, labeled with letters A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M, and N. Each plan offers distinct benefits and covers different cost-sharing expenses. Plan F and C are no longer available to those who became Medicare eligible after Jan 1, 2020.
In ME, Medigap plans are sold by private insurance companies, not the government directly. The cost and availability of Medigap plans may vary depending on your insurance company. Get a comparison Medsupp quote here to explore your options in Maine!
Maine Free Look Medigap period
All Medicare Supplement policies (MedSup) sold in Maine have a 30-day Free Look period. This means that if you are not happy with the policy you bought for any reason, you can return it within 30 days and receive all your money back.
Free Medigap Switching in ME
If you currently have a Medigap plan, you have the flexibility to switch at any time in Maine and be guaranteed approval for a new Medigap plan. This is available in Maine due to a state law that allows you to switch regardless of your health condition. If you are thinking about changing your policy, read this Senior65.com Maine switching article and follow the step by step.
Medigap Free Switching Restrictions: The new Medigap plan you choose in Maine must have the same or fewer benefits than the one you are leaving to qualify for switching without health review. For example, if you currently have Plan F, you can switch to Plan G since it offers fewer benefits. On the other hand, you cannot switch from Plan G to Plan F since Plan F provides more benefits than Plan G. Also to qualify for switching without medical review, you must never have had a gap in coverage that supplements Medicare of more than 90 days. (Source)
Guaranteed Medigap Plan A in Maine
With Maine’s guaranteed issued state law, you can be approved for Medsupp plan A if you apply outside your initial open enrollment period regardless of your health condition. Each insurance provider must offer a one-month guaranteed issue period each year for Plan A. (Source)
Comparing Maine Medigap Plans
Plans available if you qualified for Medicare after January 1, 2020:
|Medicare Part A Deductible ($1,600)||100%||100%||100%||50%||75%||50%||100%|
|Part B Deductible ($226)|
|Medicare Part A Hospital Coinsurance and 365 additional hospital days||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|Medicare Part B Coinsurance||100%||100%||100%||100%||50%||75%||100%||100%*|
|First 3 Pints of Blood for a Transfusion||100%||100%||100%||100%||50%||75%||100%||100%|
|Medicare Part A Hospice Coinsurance or Copay||100%||100%||100%||100%||50%||75%||100%||100%|
|Skilled Nursing Facility Coinsurance||100%||100%||50%||75%||100%||100%|
|Medicare Part B Excess Charges||100%|
|Foreign Emergency Healthcare||80%||80%||80%||80%|
**Medigap Plan G High Deductible is identical coverage with a high deductible of $2,700.
If you were Part B eligible before January 1, 2020, you may be able to enroll in Medigap Plan F.
Maine’s Most Popular Plan
According to the latest data released by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), over 60,000 Maine residents have purchased a Medigap policy.
As you may be aware, there have been changes in Medigap plans since 2020, which means that the plans worth considering have also changed. Plan F used to be the most popular option in Maine. Although it still has the largest number of clients, it does not receive more beneficiaries. Therefore, the option most chosen by the new insured is Plan G, for which around 13,000 people have selected.
Medigap Under 65
Disabled Medicare beneficiaries who enroll in Medicare Part B before turning 65 have an initial Medicare Supplement open enrollment period at that time. Additionally, they get an extra six-month Medicare Supplement open enrollment period when they reach age 65. Learn more here.
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