Washington Medicare Supplement Plans
Washington is the 13th most populous state and located on the northwestern side of the United States. It is home to 7.4 million residents with seniors (age 65 and older) making up 14.8% of its total population. Cancer, followed by heart disease, is the leading cause of death among seniors. As an aging adult, it is important to prepare for any health surprises along with the financial costs. Many seniors consider to look for a Medicare Supplement policy to help with the healthcare costs that can arise.
Washington Medicare Facts
- There are 1.2 million residents in Washington with Medicare (2015, kff.org).
- Approximately, 256,000 beneficiaries have a Washington Medicare Supplement Plan or “Medigap” policy. (2015, AHIP.org).
- The most popular Washington Medicare Supplement Plans are Plan F, G, and N. (2015, AHIP.org).
Washington Medicare Supplements plans help pay for some of the out-of-pocket expenses not covered by Medicare Parts A and B. Like most states, there are ten standardized Medigap plans available through private insurance companies. Each plan is labeled with a different letter from A through N. Medicare Supplement Plans can only be used to pay for Original Medicare-related costs. To purchase in a Medicare Supplement, you must have Medicare Parts A and Part B. To enroll the best time is during the Medigap Open Enrollment Period. This six-month period begins at month you turn 65 or older and enrolled in Medicare Part B. During this period, you can enroll in any Medigap Plan. If you decided to purchase after this period, you may have difficulty enrolling if you have health issues and will possibly go through medical underwriting. Coverage can be denied.
Make sure to plan ahead. See what Washington Medicare Supplement Plans are available to you by calling Plan Medigap. We can answer any questions and assist in the enrollment process. Reach us at (800) 750-2407 complete our quote page, or view the link below to compare plans and rates in your area.