Medigap Plan F – Medicare Supplement
|Part A Hospital Coinsurance||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|365 Hospital Reserve Days||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Part B coinsurance||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes|
|Benefit for Blood||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes|
|Skilled Nursing Facility||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||Yes||Yes|
|Part A deductible||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||50%||75%||50%||Yes|
|Part B deductible||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Part B excess||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Foreign Travel Benefit||No||No||80%||80%||80%||80%||No||No||80%||80%|
2017 data – Table Source
Plan F’s Popularity
Medicare supplement Plan F is a more comprehensive plan than the others as far as benefits for the enrollee. Each insurance carrier decides which Medigap policies it wants to sell, although state laws might affect which ones they offer. If an insurance carrier offers any Medigap Plan they must also offer Plan F as well as Plan C.
What does Plan F offer?
Plan F offers Medicare Part A coinsurance and deductible, Medicare Part B coinsurance or co-payment and deductible and 100% of the Part B excess charges. Medigap Plan F coverage includes the cost of up to 365 additional hospital days after the initial hospital days covered by Medicare Part A have run out.
Plan F covers benefits like coinsurance for hospice services, skilled nursing facility treatment coinsurance, and foreign travel emergency insurance.
Plan F insurance
Plan F covers Medicare Part B excess charges, which result from the difference between what a physician charges for services and what Medicare will compensate the physician for those services. The doctor can charge you up to 15% of the amount not covered by Medicare, but Plan F will cover this difference. You can also enroll in a Plan F policy with a high deductible. If you choose this option, it means you must pay for Medicare-covered costs up to the deductible amount of $2,200 in 2017 before your Medigap plan pays anything. Plan F may shelter you from higher payments that you must pay yourself if you need health services that are more expensive than what Medicare will pay.
What doesn’t Plan F cover?
Plan F does not cover Preventive Care or At Home Recovery Care. You can call our licensed sales agents for more information and help finding the right plan for your needs.