Washington D.C. Medicare Supplement Plans
Washington, D.C., or known as the District of Columbia, is the Capital of the United States. The city borders the states of Maryland and Virginia. With a population of 681,000 individuals with 11% being seniors age 65 or older. Washington D.C. Medicare Supplement Plans are available to seniors who qualify.
Washington D.C. Medicare Facts
- Approximately, 88,400 Washington D.C. residents are covered under Medicare (2015, kff.org).
- There are 9,503 Medicare beneficiaries with a Washington D.C. Medicare Supplement Plan or “Medigap” policy (2015, AHIP.org).
- The most popular Washington D.C. Medicare Supplement Plans are Plan F, J, and N (2015, AHIP.org).
If you have Medicare Parts A and B, enrolling for a Washington D.C. Medicare Supplement Plan can help pay for some of the “gaps” not covered. Copayments, deductibles, coinsurance, are some examples of out-of-pocket expenses that can arise. In Washington D.C., there are ten standard Medigap plans available to purchase. Each plan is labeled with a letter from A through N. Benefits for each plan are the same across each letter category. For example, Plan F will have the same benefits regardless of the insurance provider. The Medigap Open Enrollment Period is the best time to purchase a Medicare Supplement. During this time, you cannot be denied coverage even if you have health issues. However, after this period, you may be subject to medical underwriting and coverage can be denied if you have a disability or a pre-existing condition.
To purchase a Washington D.C. Medicare Supplement Plan, you must live in the area where you are inquiring for a Supplement plan, be age of 65 or over, and enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. Plan Medigap can help find affordable plans and rates in your area. We can also assist with the enrollment process.