South Dakota Medigap Plans, AKA Medicare Supplemental Policies, work as MedSup plans do in most states. We will go over the Medigap rules for the Mount Rushmore State in this article.

South Dakota Medigap Plans are also called Medicare Supplement Insurance policies or just MedSup.

South Dakota Medigap Plans Basics

Medigap, a private health insurance, complements Original Medicare by covering gaps like deductibles and co-payments. Like in most states, Medigap in SD usually covers the 20% of authorized Medicare expenses not paid by Medicare (Parts A and B). This can include hospital bills, doctor fees, lab tests, and more, but excludes prescription drugs. Here is an in depth overview of how Medigap works.

Key Coverage points include:

  1. Medigap Eligibility Criteria: To qualify for Medigap, you must have both Medicare Parts A and B.
  2. Medigap exclusion: If you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C), you can’t enroll in Medigap.
  3. Medigap coverage limitations: Medigap policies only cover an individual; spouses need separate policies but sometimes you can get a discount if
  4. Medigap Deadlines: If you miss your enrollment deadline, insurers may deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions. Scroll down to learn when to enroll in Medigap in South Dakota.

Comparing South Dakota Medigap Plans

Below is a list of all the plans available in SD for those Medicare-eligible after January 1, 2020. The majority of our clients select Plan G. If you need help selecting the plan that is right for you, call at 800-930-7956.

Benefits A B D G** K L M N
Medicare Part A Deductible ($1,632) 100% 100% 100% 50% 75% 50% 100%
Part B Deductible ($240)
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%
Max Out-of-Pocket $7,060 $3,530

How Much Do South Dakota Medigap Plans Cost?

The cost of SD Medigap policies depends on the plan, provider, age, and location. To find out the exact cost for your Medigap plan in South Dakota, quickly get a quote by clicking the button below. You will receive a price in less than 30 seconds and all contact information is optional.

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When to Enroll in South Dakota MedSup Plans

Most people enroll in Medigap in South Dakota during the 6 month period once they are both over 65 AND enrolled in Medicare Part B. This is called the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) although it is sometimes referred to as your Initial Open Enrollment Period. Enrolling during this period means you will be approved for Medigap regardless of your current health status.

The term “Open Enrollment” can be misleading as it doesn’t happen every year. Medigap Open Enrollment is usually a one-time chance to get Medigap without a medical review. It is not an annual event. If you missed this OEP period, you can still apply for Med Supp but you will usually have to answer health questions before approval. Check out other Medigap enrollment options in our article, “Help! I’ve Missed My Medigap Initial Enrollment Period. What Should I Do?“.

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Medigap Under 65 in SD

Individuals under 65 qualifying for Medicare due to a disability, also a six-month open enrollment period beginning on the date of enrollment in Part B Medicare. MedSup providers will approve those under 65 but they can charge more. For details, check out our article “Medigap Under 65.”

South Dakota Medigap and Cancer Policies

Separate cancer insurance policies can be sold in addition to a Medicare supplement policy in South Dakota. State laws require that the cancer policy must pay benefits regardless of whether Medicare pays. [Source] For more on cancer treatment coverage, check out our article “Does Medicare Cover Chemotherapy?

Medicare Excess Charges in SD

Medicare allows doctors and facilities to charge patients up to an additional 15% in fees. These are called Excess Charges and patients are required to pay them. Some states have banned Excess Charges but unfortunately, South Dakota is not one of them. The good news is that many Medigap plans, Including Plan G, will pay these Excess Charges for you. So if you want to avoid a surprise 15% bill, consider Medigap G.

Exclusive Discounts for South Dakota Medigap

Some SD companies offer “Medigap Household Discounts” or “HH Discounts.” These discounts may reduce monthly Medicare Supplement premiums for two individuals at the same address with the same Medigap insurance company.

To confirm household discounts, click the Household discount button on our Med Supp quoting system or contact our licensed agents for personalized insights.

Additionally, most insurance providers will offer a $2 or $3 discount each month if you sign up for Autopay from your checking or savings account.

Next Steps in your South Dakota Medigap Journey

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