Medigap Plan M – 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
Medigap Plan M offers many cost-sharing benefit options and includes many similar benefits to Plan D, but will only cover 50% of the Part A deductible.
It will offer the core benefits of covering the Part A hospital coinsurance, skilled nursing facility benefits and hospice coinsurance. However, Plan M will not cover the Medicare Part B deductible, which is $183 in 2017 and it will only cover half of the Part A deductible which is $1,316 in 2017. Also, once the Medicare Part B deductible is met, you will not be responsible for co-payments for physician appointments.
Medigap Plan M will also include coverage for hospital costs up to an additional 365 days after Medicare benefits are used up, coinsurance for Part B, blood services (first three pints), hospice coinsurance for drugs, and 80% of foreign travel emergency benefits.
Not all insurance carriers offer all of the Medicare Supplement Plans. It can also be difficult to determine which plan is right for you. Most insurance carriers offer a variety of plans, so our licensed sales agents can help you shop around for the plan that would best fit your needs.