These are sold privately by insurance companies as well, and not by Medicare itself.
The insurance companies will pick a few of them to offer, but no one sells all 10.
So, you’ll have to decide which of the Supplement plans you want to go with and then find a company willing to offer you that plan at a decent price.
The prices do change from one provider to the next, even on the same plans. However, the coverage on the individual plans is decided solely by Medicare.
That means you will find the same coverage on the same plans no matter where you go, and the only difference will be the insurance provider and the price of the plans.
You have an opportunity to save some money by searching for the lowest cost version of the plan you want.
You still get the same guaranteed coverage as if you paid the higher price for it.
There are big changes coming to Medicare Supplement plans in 2020.
Two of the plans- F and C- will no longer be offered to new subscribers.
If you were already signed up for one of these plans in the past, then you can renew Plan C or Plan F, but you can’t sign up for them if you have never had a Supplement plan before.
They are simply considered high risk plans for those who are just getting Medicare supplemental coverage for the first time.
In addition to Supplement and Advantage plans, you can sign up for Medicare Part D, which we already covered, as well as coverage plans from your union or your employer.
You cannot sign up for any overlapping plans, so you generally have to decide on one plan or the other, with the exception of Part D, which is compatible with Medicare Advantage in 2020 and Supplement plans, which are compatible with basic Medicare.