Medicare Supplement Plan A Overview
- Is the one plan that all Insurance supplement providers must offer.
- Coverage is less but premiums are more affordable.
- Hospitalization: Part A co-insurance (20%) plus coverage for 365 additional days after Medicare benefits end.
- Medical Expenses: Part B co-insurance (generally 20% of Medicare-approved expenses) or co-payments for hospital outpatient services.
- Blood: Plan pays first 3 pints of blood each year.
- Charges. This means that you may be responsible for paying additional compensation yourself if your doctor charges more than the Medicare approved amount.
- Plan A also does not cover At Home Recovery or Preventative Care. Both of these services were being phased out of the Medicare system as of 2010.