9 companies offer Medicare Supplements in Alaska. Supplemental Medicare plans cover the gaps in your Medicare Part A (hospital) and Medicare Part B (doctor) health insurance. Also known as Medigap, available policies cover a range of costs, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurances.
What You Must Know about Medicare Supplements in Alaska
If you are not yet versed in the Medicare Supplements available in Alaska, or how they cover your healthcare costs, read our Medicare Supplemental Insurance page. All Medicare Supplements available in Alaska are standardized by the State Board of Insurance. Our goal is to show you all available information about each type of Alaska Medigap plan.
Medicare Supplements vs. Medicare Advantage
Medicare Supplements offer freedom of choice. This freedom comes at a price, and premiums are increasing. That’s why there’s Medicare Advantage. Alaska Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are private health insurance that replace the coverage provided by Original Medicare.
The big advantage offered by these plans are additional benefits, such as prescriptions, dental, vision and hearing, and the monthly premiums. However, which these advantages come some restrictions. Most importantly, choice of doctors.
The important thing to know about every Medicare Advantage plan is that they limit your Maximum Out-of-Pocket (MOOP) expense to a maximum of $6,700 per year. That makes them worth comparing to Medicare Supplements. We have the complete catalog of 2018 Medicare Advantage Plans available in Alaska.
Alaska Medicare Part D Plans (Rx)
A Alaska Medicare Supplement does not cover your prescription drugs. For this you need a Medicare Part D Plan (PDP). You can review the complete list of 2018 Medicare Part D Plans in Alaska.
Medicare Supplement Eligability
You can apply for a Alaska Medicare Supplement if you are:
- A Alaska resident,
- Enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B, and
- You are 65 years old or older.
Supplemental plans are available in the following counties: Anchorage, Bethel, Aleutians West, Lake And Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Aleutians East, Wade Hampton, Dillingham, Kenai Peninsula, Yukon Koyukuk, Valdez Cordova, Bristol Bay, Matanuska Susitna, Nome, Yakutat, Fairbanks North Star, Denali, North Slope, Northwest Arctic, Southeast Fairbanks, Juneau, Hoonah Angoon, Haines, Petersburg, Sitka, Skagway, Ketchikan Gateway, Prince Of Wales Hyder, Wrangell, and most rural areas of Alaska.
Rates shown are samples from within Alaska for comparison purposes only. This page was last updated on 9/24/2017.