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How much does a Medicare Supplement Plan Cost In Indianapolis, IN?


How much does a Medicare supplement plan cost in Indianapolis, IN?  Well, that depends upon a variety of factors.  Generally, Medicare supplement plan monthly premiums run slightly lower in Indiana than they do in other surrounding 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
  • Region

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:  Before purchasing a health plan, ask questions.  Call the member services department of the health plan you're considering and ask: Which doctors, hospitals, clinics or pharmacies participate in the plan?  How much does it cost to go out of network?  Am I covered during a travel emergency?  What is the premium and out-of-pocket costs?  What is the most I'll have to pay out of my own pocket to cover expenses?  Exactly what benefits are covered by the plan and what isn't covered?  How are disputes about a bill or service handled?  Then verify the information you were given by comparing it to the plan's benefit details.


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Company
In Indianapolis, Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana will charge you a higher rate if you have specific medical issues.  Please contact us if you have questions concerning this.

Gender
Medicare supplement insurance plan rates in Indiana are affected by gender.  The monthly premium rates tend to be slightly lower for women than they are for men.

Region
The cost of your Medicare supplement plan can vary moderately dependent on where you live within the state.  There are a multitude of factors that impact this variance of pricing within Indiana.  Such factors include:  The regional costs of physician and hospital services, Fee schedule negotiated by the insurance companies for services.  Fee schedule negotiated by the insurance companies for prescription drug pricing.

On Average For 2019

On average, in Indianapolis, Indiana, for a standard plan A, the average monthly premium for a 65 year old non-tobacco, female applicant would be: $111.00 - $207.00.
On average, in Indianapolis, Indiana, for a standard plan A, the average monthly premium for a 65 year old non-tobacco, male applicant would be: $120.00 - $220.00.

Good to know:  Be up front about finances.  Are you short on cash?  Do you have a high insurance deductible?  Don't be embarrassed to tell your doctor or dentist.  He may be able to suggest less costly treatment options or even agree to lower fees.  "Try to negotiate the fee you pay before or at the time you make your appointment and/or offer to pay cash," suggests Ruth Linden of Tree of Life Health Advocates.  "Some physicians will agree to accept a reduced rate, if you inform them you are experiencing difficult financial circumstances." In fact, a Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive poll found that three out of five people who negotiated with their doctors received discounts.
courtesy of Parents.com


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