Wisconsin Medicare Supplement Plans
Wisconsin is located in the north-central United States with a population of 5.8 million. Seniors age 65 or older make up 16% of the total population.
Medicare Facts about Wisconsin
- There are 1 million Wisconsin residents covered under Medicare (2015, kff.org).
- Approximately 267,000 beneficiaries have a West Virginia Medicare Supplement Plan or “Medigap” policy. (2015, AHIP.org).
- The most popular Wisconsin Medicare Supplement Plan is Wisconsin Base Plan with 7 additional riders. There are also 50% and 25% cost-sharing plans. Available is also a high-deductible is also available. (medicare.gov)
Unlike most state, Wisconsin Medicare Supplement Plans are standardized differently. All Medicare Supplement plans must cover the basic benefits such as:
- Medicare Part A coinsurance
- Medicare Part A hospice copayment or coinsurance
- Medicare Part B coinsurance for medical services
- First three pints of blood used each year.
Like most states, having a Medicare Supplement can help with some of the out-of-pocket costs Original Medicare does not cover. You must have Medicare Parts A and B to purchase a Medigap. The best time to enroll in a Medicare Supplement is during the six-month Medigap Open Enrollment Period. You can join any Medigap plan offered in your area without being denied coverage regardless of your health status. If you decide to wait after this period, there are chances of being subject to medical underwriting and coverage can be denied if you have a disablity or pre-existing condition.
We can help you find Wisconsin Medicare Supplement Plans. Call us to speak to one of our licensed agents at (800) 750-2407, complete our quote page, or view the link below to compare plans and rates in your area.