Nebraska: The Cornhusker State
Nebraska Medicare Plans
At the Benefit Link we work with great insurance companies offering Medicare Supplement plans for Nebraska Senior residents. Many offer the most popular plans like Plan F and Plan G. Let us assist with the basics. Nebraska Medicare plans include 10 standardized options, lettered A – N. Each insurance company must offer at least Plan A, but companies can offer any of the other plans as well.
Applying for a Nebraska Medicare Supplement is easy. In fact, with over 290,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the state, you have more options for your health insurance coverage during retirement than ever before.
Statistics on Medicare in Nebraska
About 16 percent of people in Nebraska qualify for Medicare. Of these, there are around 33,000 people enrolled in a Nebraska Medicare Advantage plan. The others may have a Medicare Supplement or some form of employer health coverage, or even just Medicare itself.
Because of the risks associated with not having supplemental insurance, it is important for beneficiaries to learn all they can about their plan options. There are many affordable options in Nebraska. The first step is just to get educated about your plan choices.
Medicare Supplement Plans in Nebraska
The Medicare supplement in Nebraska are the same as most other states. Residents can choose from plans labeled A – N. There is also one high deductible option.
In recent years, Plans F, G and N have been popular Medigap plans. Plan F provides full coverage of all the gaps in Part A and B. Essentially this means that with a Nebraska Medicare supplement Plan F, you won’t pull out your wallet for any doctor visit, surgery, or hospital stay that is covered by Medicare. You won’t even owe a $5 doctor copay. Your Medicare supplement Plan F will pick up from day one.
Medicare Supplement Plan G provides slightly lesser coverage but will have lower premiums.
Plan N is a newer plan. It was introduced in 2010. With Plan N, you pay more of your own cost-sharing, but Plan N still picks up the big important items like your Part B coinsurance.
Our software here at The Benefit Link can quote over 30 carriers in the state of Nebraska. We like to look at the most competitively priced companies who also have a history of stable rate increases. There are lots of great insurance carriers in the state. You’ll find both well-known name brand carriers as well as a number of smaller insurance carriers that nonetheless have great financial ratings and stability.
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