If you are age 65 or older, have disabilities or select diseases, then Medicare pays for much—but not all—of your health care. Medicare Supplement Plans help fill the gap between what Medicare pays and what you pay for deductibles and co-insurance.
There are 10 Medicare Supplement Plans available, identified by letters of the alphabet. According to federal regulations, every plan offers the same benefits no matter where you get it, but insurance carriers vary their prices. So, consumers must be well informed in order to get the plan that fits their lifestyle and budget.
Medicare Explained — Parts A, B and D at a glance.