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Comparing Medigap Plans: Medicare Plan N vs. Plan G

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Discover the coverage and cost difference between Medigap Plan N and Medigap Plan G.
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Which Medigap Plan Is Best for Me?

Your choice of Medigap plan can depend on many different factors, like what it covers or how much it costs. Medigap plans N and G are both valuable plans, but they differ in a few major areas, like:

  • Premiums and benefits

  • Annual Medigap costs

  • Copays

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of both plans — Medicare Plan N vs. Plan G — to help you decide which is the best Medigap plan for your health care needs.

What’s the Difference Between Medigap Plan N & Plan G?

Medigap Plan N is a low-cost alternative to Medigap Plan G. In other words, the monthly premium cost for Medigap Plan N is typically lower than Medigap Plan G.

The benefit differences of Medicare Plan N vs. Plan G include:

  • Medicare Part B Excess Charges: When providers do not accept Medicare assignments, they can charge you up to 15% more than the Medicare-approved price.

  • Medigap Plan N Copayment Costs: Plan N may require you to pay up to a $20 copay for office visits, and you could pay up to a $50 copay for emergency room visits.

Which Medigap Plan Is Best for Me?

How much a Medigap plan costs you will depend on how often you visit your doctor. If you visit your doctor more often, Plan G could cost you less Plan N per year. For example, if you visit your doctor every month, you could pay up to $240 in copays with Medigap Plan N.

The more often you see your doctor, the more you can save on copays with Medigap Plan G

How Can I Avoid Plan N Copays?

You have two options to avoid Medigap Plan N copayments for outpatient doctor or hospital visits:

  • Buy Medigap Plan G.

  • Visit an Urgent Care facility. Because Urgent Care facilities aren’t coded as either an office visit or an ER visit, they have a unique code. So Medigap Plan N copays don’t apply to visits to an Urgent Care facility.

If you need more help understanding the difference between Plan G and Plan N, the licensed agents at Senior Healthcare Direct can help. Call 1-833-463-3262, TTY 711, or get your quote.

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LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The above is meant to be strictly educational and not intended to provide medical advice. This is a solicitation for Insurance

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