Oregon Medicare Supplement Plans
Oregon is located in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. It is the 27th most populous state with a population of 4.1 million. Approximately, 17% of the popular are seniors age 65 and up.
Oregon Medicare Facts
- Approximately 754,000 Oregon residents are covered under Medicare (2015, kff.org).
- There are 134,000 beneficiaries with an Oregon Medicare Supplement Plan or “Medigap” policy. (2015, AHIP.org).
- The most popular Oregon Medicare Supplement Plans are Plan F, G, and N. (2015, AHIP.org).
If you have Original Medicare, know that there are certain out-of-pocket expenses not covered such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. Medicare beneficiaries in Oregon who would like help in paying for these expenses have the option to enroll in an Oregon Medicare Supplement Plan. Oregon has ten standardized Medigap policies each identified with a letter from A through N. All policies offer the same basic benefits with some plans offering additional benefits. Enrolling in an Oregon Medicare Supplement Plan is best during the Medigap Open Enrollment Period. This period begins the month you turn 65 and enrolled in Medicare Part B. An insurance company cannot deny you a policy due to any health issues you have. If you enroll after this period, you may be subject to medical underwriting and can be denied coverage due to disabilities or pre-existing conditions.