Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan A should not be confused with Medicare Part A. Medicare Supplement Plan A is the most basic of the Medicare Supplement Policy and covers the absolute minimum gaps left by standard Medicare coverage.
Medicare Supplement Plan A has reduced coverage, unlike the other plans. It is generally not recommended for people who need to use medical services very frequently.
Health insurance providers that sell Medicare Supplement insurance plans are required by law to offer Plan A, more so in many guaranteed issue situations.
Comparison chart of all 10 plans side-by-side:
|Part A Hospital Coinsurance|
|365 Additional Hospital Reserve Days|
|Benefit For Blood||50%||75%|
|Part B Co-Insurance||50%||75%||*Co-Pays|
|Skilled Nursing Facility Co-insurance||50%||75%|
|Part A Deductable||50%||75%||50%|
|Part B Deductable|
|Part B Excess|
|Foreign Travel Benefit||80%||80%||80%||80%||80%|
|Preventive Care Co-Insurance|
|Out of Pocket Limit||None||None||None||None||None||None||$5,240||$2,620||None||None|