posted by David Allen
on July 7, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Everyone deserves affordable, comprehensive coverage that protects their health and financial security. Medicare Supplement insurance (Medigap) is an attractive solution for many, helping to protect Medicare-eligible Americans from out-of-pocket costs not covered by Medicare. In a report released today, America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) Center for Policy and Research examines Medicare Supplement coverage options, current demographics of enrollees with Medicare Supplement policies, and the most recent enrollment trends.
Key takeaways from today’s report include:
“Health insurance providers are committed to ensuring people have affordable choices for health care coverage and Medicare Supplement insurance plays an important role in affordability by helping to fill coverage ‘gaps’ for millions of Americans in Medicare,” said Matt Eyles, AHIP president and CEO. “As today’s report illustrates, a growing number of America’s seniors find value in the protection Medicare Supplement plans provide from uncovered medical expenses and complex doctor and hospital bills.”
Sources for the 2020 report are the 2018 National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) data, the 2018 California’s Department of Managed Health Care data, and the 2017 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) results.
Read the full study here.