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AARP Medigap Insurance – Lowest Rates

Once Americans get old enough to qualify for Medicare, they begin to realize that it doesn’t cover a lot of things. Since most of those individuals find themselves ling on a fixed income it can be financially devastating if they had any serious health issues and relied solely on Medicare. Many older Americans are turning to an AARP Medicare Supplement Plan to help fill in the gaps.

Supplemental insurance is also known as Medigap insurance. It is supposed to cover some of the costs which are not paid for by Medicare. It is a separate coverage which comes at a cost to the insured. Several companies offer this type of coverage, and one of the more recognized is the AARP insurance.
In order to get started with AARP Medigap coverage, you have to meet the qualifications of being over 50, retired or disabled and use Medicare as your primary source of health insurance. Medicare does not cover things such as the vision and dental care, nor does it cover prescriptions. If you are on Medicare, you’ll have to have a supplement to pay for these costs.

Before you take any supplement plan you should find out exactly what the plans cover in your state. There are limitations in certain states which do not cover some expenses, and it is your responsibility to find out what coverage is limited in your area.

Learning to use the resources available to you at the official AARP website will help you understand what plans are available to you, and how much each plan costs. If you find a plan which suits your needs, you will be able to sign up for it on the website.

As Americans get older, they become more concerned about their health insurance needs. The rising cost of health care is a legitimate concern, especially when most retired people are on a fixed income. By choosing an aarp supplemental insurance plan, they can be sure that help with medical costs will be there when it is needed.

2 Responses to “AARP Medigap Insurance – Lowest Rates”

  1. Donna Piness says:

    Please describe the difference between “issue age related” and “attained age related” medigap plans in some detail.

    • Ben says:

      Donna,

      Issue-Age-Rated Policies – The premium is based on the age you are when you buy (are “issued”) the Medigap policy. So rates are relatively low for young buyers and won’t change as you get older. Although, premiums may go up because of inflation.

      Attained-Age-Rated Policies – The premium is based on your current age (the age you have “attained”) so your premium goes up as you get older.

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