Welcome, here you will learn about Nebraska Medicare and Nebraska Medicare supplemental insurance. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge needed to select a Medicare supplement plan that best suits your needs at the lowest price available.
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What is Nebraska Medicare?
Nebraska Medicare is simply Medicare operated inside the state of Nebraska. Medicare is the country’s health insurance program for those age 65 or older. Some people younger than age 65 can be entitled to Medicare when they have specific disabilities. The program helps pay for the cost of health care, but it does not cover all medical expenses as well as the cost of most long-term care.
When should I apply for Nebraska Medicare?
If you are not currently getting retirement benefits it is advisable to contact Social Security about three months prior to your 65th birthday to join Medicare. You can sign up for Medicare even if you do not want to retire at age 65. Click here to visit the Social Security online Retirement/Medicare application.
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
Medicare Part A covers a portion of your medical bills when you have been admitted into a hospital, skilled nursing facility, hospice, plus some home health care.
You pay (2012): The per incident period (not annual) deductible for Medicare Part A of $1156, $289 per day for the days 61-90 hospital room and board, $578 per day after 90 days (up to a maximum of 60 days over your lifetime and total costs thereafter), $144.50 each day for skilled nursing facility for days 21-100 and all costs thereafter.
Medicare Part B (Doctor Insurance)
Medicare Part B covers part of your medical expenses for doctor services, some preventive services as well as other medical services and supplies which are not covered by Medicare Part A. If you have Medicare Part B you will pay a premium each month out of your Social security benefits.
You pay (2012): The yearly deductible of $140, the costs for the first 3 units of blood, 20% for durable medical equipment, 20% for doctor services to include doctor service while as a hospital patient, 40% outpatient mental healthcare, any excess charges (some doctors may charge up to 15% above what Medicare authorizes)
Although Medicare covers a substantial percentage of your Medical expenses there are many gaps left for you to pay. These gaps can easily deplete a person’s financial resources when they are on a set budget. A Nebraska Medicare supplemental insurance policy can cover most or all of the Medicare cost and they are very affordable for most people.
Nebraska Medicare supplement insurance plans are provided by private insurance companies. The federal government has standardized these plans. Which means that all plans identified by the same letter provide identical coverage whether or not you purchase your insurance from New Era, Gerber, Sterling, AARP or some other insurance company. Nationwide three of the most popular plans are F, G, and N.
Nebraska Medicare supplement plan F: This is easily the most common and comprehensive plan. It covers all of the gaps left both in Medicare Part A and Part B.
Nebraska Medicare supplement plan G: This plan is just about the same as Medicare supplement plan F with the exception of not covering the yearly Medicare Part B deductible. For many this plan is often the best choice when you don’t mind paying the yearly deductible instead of the sometimes higher monthly premiums for Medicare supplement plan F.
Nebraska Medicare supplement plan N: Unlike Medicare supplement plan F this plan includes some cost-sharing ($20 doctor’s office co-pay and $50 emergency room co-pay in 2011) in return for lower monthly premiums. Plan N is designed as an alternative to Medicare Advantage plans, while adding the flexibility and security of a Medicare supplement plan. This plan also does not cover excess charges.
There are many different insurance companies offering Nebraska Medicare supplement plans and the costs can vary wildly from company to company. Many who do not use the services of an independent agent wind up paying over 40-50% more a month for insurance! It is a shame because getting your Medicare supplement insurance through us cost you absolutely nothing.
Click here to see the Medicare supplement plans chart
You can request Medicare supplement quotes now by clicking here and filling out a simple form. An agent will look up the rates based off of the information you provide and send the quotes to you by email.
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