Illinois Medicare Supplement Plans
Illinois is home to the city of Chicago, one of the largest cities in the United States. The state currently has a population of 12.8 million residents with seniors making up 14.6% of its total population. The leading cause of death in seniors over the age of 65 is cancer, followed by coronary heart disease (2016, dph.illinois.gov). It is important for seniors to have proper coverage and to be prepared for any medical surprises. Many look into purchasing a Medicare Supplement to assist with any additional health care expenses.
Medicare Facts About Illinois
- There are 2 million Medicare beneficiaries in Illinois (2015, kff.org).
- Roughly, 723,000 people are enrolled in an Illinois Medicare Supplement Plan or “Medigap” policy (2015, AHIP.org).
- The most popular Illinois Medicare Supplement Plans are Plan F, G, and N (2015, AHIP.org).
Illinois Medicare Supplement Plans is extra coverage for Medicare beneficiaries and designed to help pay for additional expenses not covered by Original Medicare. Like most states, there are ten standardized Medigap plans available for purchase through private insurance providers. Each plan is labeled with a letter starting from A through N. The best time to enroll in a Medicare Supplement is during the Megidap Open Enrollment Period. This six-month period begins the month you turn 65 or older and enrolled in Medicare Part B.
To view what Illinois Medicare Supplement Plans are available to you, call (800) 750-2407 to speak to one of our licensed specialists at Plan Medigap, complete our quote page, or view the link below to request for information.