Massachusetts Medicare Supplement Plans
Massachusetts is part of the U.S. New England territory and known for its significant Colonial history. For its size, Massachusetts has a large population with approximately 7 million individuals. The senior population (ages 65 and older) make up 15.8% of its total population.
Quick Medicare Facts of Massachusetts
- There are 1.2 million people are covered under Medicare in Massachusetts (2015, kff.org).
- About 292,000 beneficiaries are enrolled in a Massachusetts Medicare Supplement Plan or “Medigap” policy (2015, AHIP.org).
- The most popular Massachusetts Medicare Supplement Plans are Plan C, F, and J (2015, AHIP.org).
Massachusetts Medicare Supplement Plans only work best in conjunction with Original Medicare coverage. Medicare Supplements, or Medigap, helps pay for expenses not covered by Medicare Parts A and B such as copayments, coinsurances, and deductibles. The best time to be enroll is during the Medigap Open Enrollment Period. The six-month period begins the month you turn 65 or older and enrolled in Medicare Part B. During this period, you can enroll in a Massachusetts Medicare Supplement without having to undergo underwriting. After this period, if you have a pre-existing condition or disability, you might undergo medical underwriting and coverage could be denied. Unlike the rest of states, there are only two Medicare Supplemental Plans available in the Massachusetts. These plans are Core Plan and Supplemental 1 plan. Both of these plans include certain basic benefits and some state-mandated benefits.
Find more about Massachusetts Medicare Supplement Plans. See what carriers and plans best fits your needs by calling us at (800) 750-2407, complete our quote page, or view the link below to request for information.