|Plan Type||Est. Premium*|
|Medigap Plan A:||$111.16||(shop rates)|
|Medigap Plan C:||$163.20||(shop rates)|
|Medigap Plan F:||$165.66||(shop rates)|
|Medigap Plan FH:||$70.24||(shop rates)|
|Medigap Plan N:||$147.93||(shop rates)|
*Premiums shown are samples for a 65 year old, non-smoking woman in West Virginia. You must request a quote to get an exact premium for your situation.
This page outlines Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Medigap Plans sold in West Virginia. Highmark BCBS is licensed with the West Virginia State Board of Insurance to sell Medicare Supplement insurance. Medicare Supplements help pay the deductibles, copayments and coinsurance that come with Original Medicare. The company has been selling supplements for more than The carrier offers a range of standardized plans (see below). years. Their full range of plans for West Virginia seniors are listed below. A.M. Best Company, a nationally recognized insurance rating company, gave Highmark BCBS an A rating.
All insurance companies that sell Medicare Plans must offer Plan A. This is the most basic policy covering the portions of Medicare Part A and Part B that the government doesn’t pay.
West Virginia seniors with Medicare benefits are eligible to apply for a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Medigap Plan A policy. It's a Attained Age based premium. We recommend comparing this company's Plan A rate with these carriers:
- UnitedHealthcare Medigap Plan A (West Virginia)
- Globe Life Medigap Plan A (West Virginia)
- Continental Life Medigap Plan A (West Virginia)
Plan C covers every penny of what Medicare approves, up to the approved payment amount. In other words, there are only two instances in which Plan C will not cover what is left of your charges after Medicare pays its share. The first instance is when Medicare doesn’t approve the charge at all. The second is when your healthcare provider charges more than the Medicare approved amount. This is because Plan C does not cover Medicare Part B Excess Charges.
If you take care to avoid the Medicare Part B excess charges, this is an attractive policy, and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield offers it in West Virginia. The monthly premium is calculated using the Attained Age cost method. Before you make a final decision, be sure to compare. Here are a few companies with good rates:
- Central States Medigap Plan C (West Virginia)
- Sterling Investors Medigap Plan C (West Virginia)
- Forethought Life Medigap Plan C (West Virginia)
Plan F is the most popular of all supplements. It offers comprehensive coverage for everything Original Medicare doesn’t cover as long as the charge is approved.
There are No Co Pays, No Deductibles and No Out of Pocket Costs with Plan F. That means if your Medicare Part A or Part B pay a penny on any doctor or hospital charges, this policy will cover the gap. Period.
The two gaps that are not covered are At Home Recovery and Preventative Care. These expenses are not covered by Medicare at all.
Plan F is by far the most commonly purchased Medicare supplement in West Virginia. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a good Medigap Plan F, however, don't forget to compare prices. Make sure you're getting the lowest premium available in West Virginia by comparing quotes from these insurance carriers:
- Continental Life Medigap Plan F (West Virginia)
- Medico Medigap Plan F (West Virginia)
- Central States Medigap Plan F (West Virginia)
Offering benefits similar to Plan D, Plan N features a $20 co-payment for doctor visits and a $50 co-payment for emergency room visits. These co-pays are applied once the annual deductible is met. Most Plan N premiums are approximately 70% of a Plan F and 77% of Plan D premiums.
Plan N gives you all of the basic coverage benefits, plus it pays your Medicare Part A deductible. You pay the Part B deductible and the Part B excess charges. You are also responsible for a $20 co-pay when you visit the doctor and up to $50 for each emergency room visit. If saving money is your goal, this plan will help. Compare premiums with these carriers before you buy:
- Continental Life Medigap Plan N (West Virginia)
- Central States Medigap Plan N (West Virginia)
- UnitedHealthcare Medigap Plan N (West Virginia)
You are eligible to apply for a Highmark BCBS Medicare Supplement if you are:
- A resident of West Virginia,
- Enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, and
- You are age 65 or over.
Highmark BCBS offers plans in Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown, Wheeling and most other areas of the state.
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