Tennessee Medicare Supplemental Information

Medicare Supplement - Medigap health insurance offers many options in Tennessee. You can easily get a quote for Medigap health plans or continue below for more valuable health insurance information for your Medicare Supplement options.

We have simplified the options to make things easier. This section is invaluable for anyone who wants to get down to the real differences with the Medicare Supplement options...85% of Medicare Supplement applicants choose the F plan.

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What are Medicare Supplements? Medicare supplements are insurance plans designed to fill in the gaps of Medicare coverage.

Essentially, with your Part A and Part B, it works like an 80/20 plan with separate annual deductibles for hospital and physician charges. Notice that it does not cover what is increasingly the most expensive part of medical care...prescriptions.
What does each Supplement cover? There are standardized plans from A to J with increasing benefits (and monthly costs). A given company may choose to offer only some of the plans. You can click above under 'Plans' to see the benefits  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.
When can I enroll? You need both your Part A and Part B with Medicare, typically when you turn 65 or leave a group plan after 65.
Why Unicare or Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee? Unicare and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee are the dominant carriers in our local market for Medicare Supplements. They have strong plan offerings that are not heavily weighed in HMOs.
How do I enroll? A completed application, your first payment, and Part A and Part B enrollment is all you need to enroll in a supplement.
What if I have health conditions? There may be 6-month windows of guaranteed approval starting when you a) 65 and older, have Part A and newly secured Part B; b) leave a group plan; c) your current insurance carrier or plan leaves your area or you move to an area where it is no longer available. There are other cases but otherwise, you need to answer 'no' to the health questions on the application to be accepted.
More Information The Government's official Medicare site