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How much does a Medicare Supplement Plan Cost In St Petersburg, Florida?


How much does a Medicare supplement plan cost in St Petersburg, Florida?  Well, that depends upon a variety of factors.  Generally, Medicare supplement plan monthly premiums run slightly higher in Florida than they do in most other states.  But there are other factors that have a far greater impact on price.

We will list the factors that impact the premium rates of Medicare supplement insurance.  They are ordered from the most significant impact, to the least:

  • Plan Type
  • Age
  • Company
  • Tobacco Use
  • Health Status

Plan Type
The most significant factor is the plan type that you choose.  For example, the monthly premium of a plan type "F" is going to be significantly higher than the monthly premium of a "high deductible plan type F".  This is because each Medicare supplement plan type offers a different benefit structure.  All supplement plans are designed to cover medical costs that are not covered by traditional Medicare.  However, some plans pick up more medical costs than others.  These benefit differences are reflected in monthly premium.

Age
With very few exceptions, the older you are, the higher your monthly premium.

Good to know:  Want to really know the particulars concerning a health care plan?  Request the "evidence of coverage" document associated with the plan.  The evidence of coverage document is what you need if you want to understand in perfect detail, exactly what a health care plan covers.  You will find a thorough explanation of benefits, exceptions, and exclusions.  The evidence of coverage document provides details that may not be listed in that glossy plan brochure, or any online verbiage detailing plan benefits.  In most circumstances, this document is legally required to be associated with most any health plan policy.  It is available to consumers.  You need only to ask.

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St. Petersburg General Hospital
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St.Petersburg, FL 33710
Telephone: (727) 384-1414
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Company
In St Petersburg, Florida Medicare supplement monthly premiums vary wildly depending upon which insurance company you buy the plan from.  The fact that plan benefits may be exactly the same, does not mean the monthly premium will be.  While traditional Medicare is a government program, Medicare supplement plans are offered by private insurance companies.  They get to set the pricing of the plans they offer.

Tobacco Use
Most insurance companies in Florida will charge a slightly higher monthly premium for Medicare supplement coverage if you smoke or chew tobacco.

Health Status
In some cases, if you are not enrolling within the open enrollment - guarantee issue time frame for Medicare supplement coverage, some companies in Florida will charge you a higher rate if you have specific medical issues.  Please contact us if you have questions concerning this.

On Average For 2019

On average, in St Petersburg, Florida, for a standard plan A, the average monthly premium for a 65 year old non-tobacco, female applicant would be: $142 - $182.
On average, in St Petersburg, Florida, for a standard plan A, the average monthly premium for a 65 year old non-tobacco, male applicant would be: $154 - $198.

Good to know:  Plans that pay higher portion of your medical costs, but have a higher premium, are good if: you have pre-existing conditions, take expensive meds on a regular basis, are planning to have child, are expecting to undergo surgery, or have a chronic condition.  If you're in good health and only go to the doctor for routine checkups, consider a plan with a lower monthly premium and higher out-of-pocket costs.



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