|Plan Type||Est. Premium*|
|Medigap Plan A:||$150.45||(shop rates)|
|Medigap Plan B:||$175.63||(shop rates)|
|Medigap Plan C:||$182.86||(shop rates)|
|Medigap Plan F:||$174.64||(shop rates)|
|Medigap Plan G:||$151.54||(shop rates)|
|Medigap Plan K:||$71.31||(shop rates)|
|Medigap Plan N:||$134.41||(shop rates)|
*Premiums shown are samples for a 65 year old, non-smoking woman in Indiana. You must request a quote to get an exact premium for your situation.
Sterling Life Insurance Co is licensed in Indiana to sell Sterling Life Medigap Plans. This page outlines the Medicare Supplement insurance available from this carrier, as well as resources to get an accurate quote. Medicare Supplements help pay the deductibles, copayments and coinsurance that come with Original Medicare. The underwriter has been selling supplemental insurance in Indiana for over 12 years. Their plan offerings are outlined below. You can buy from Sterling Life with confidence. They earned a B++ rating from A.M. Best Company, nationally recognized for their financial analysis of insurance carriers.
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.
Indiana seniors with Medicare benefits are eligible to apply for a Sterling Life Insurance Co Medigap Plan A policy. It's a Attained Age based premium. We recommend comparing this company's Plan A rate with these carriers:
- Combined Medigap Plan A (Indiana)
- Globe Life Medigap Plan A (Indiana)
- UnitedHealthcare Medigap Plan A (Indiana)
Plan B is available in most states. It covers basic benefits plus your Skilled Nursing coinsurance, but nothing else. In some rare cases, the premium for this policy could make it worth taking on the risk of those things not covered. Most people find a better alternative by choosing a Plan D, G, or H at a similar price.
You can get Plan B in Indiana from Sterling Life Insurance Co . They use the Attained Age cost method to calculate their monthly rates. Before making your final decision, you might want to compare premiums with these carriers:
- Central States Medigap Plan B (Indiana)
- Loyal American Medigap Plan B (Indiana)
- Loyal American Medigap Plan B (Indiana)
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 Sterling Life Insurance Co offers it in Indiana. 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:
- Forethought Life Medigap Plan C (Indiana)
- Central States Medigap Plan C (Indiana)
- Everence Association Medigap Plan C (Indiana)
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 Indiana. Sterling Life Insurance Co offers a good Medigap Plan F, however, don't forget to compare prices. Make sure you're getting the lowest premium available in Indiana by comparing quotes from these insurance carriers:
- Heartland National Medigap Plan F (Indiana)
- Medico Medigap Plan F (Indiana)
- Forethought Life Medigap Plan F (Indiana)
Plan G has almost as much coverage as a Plan F. The difference is the Part B deductible. After your annual Medicare Part B deductible is met, this plan will cover the coinsurance amount of Medicare-approved medical services, which is generally 20% of the approved amount.
If you stay in the hospital for longer than 60 days, but less than 90 days, Plan G covers your Medicare Part A coinsurance for each benefit period. For each Medicare “hospital reserve day” you use, Plan G pays the full per day Medicare Part A coinsurance amount. “Hospital reserve days” are 60 nonrenewable hospital days that Medicare provides you which can only be used once in a lifetime. After all Medicare hospital benefits are exhausted, Plan G covers 100% of Medicare Part A eligible hospital expenses.
Most experts agree that Plan G is the best alternative to the F Plan. It offers all of the same benefits, except the Part B deductible. Sterling Life Insurance Co offers a Plan G and we think it's worth comparing with the rates offered by these carriers:
- Heartland National Medigap Plan G (Indiana)
- Forethought Life Medigap Plan G (Indiana)
- Gerber Life Medigap Plan G (Indiana)
Plan K covers the cost sharing for Part B preventive services, the Part A hospital co-insurance and features an additional 365 days of hospital coverage. Plan K covers 50% of the Part A and Part B blood deductibles, the Part B co-insurance, the skilled nursing facility co-insurance, cost sharing associated with the hospice benefit, and the Part A hospital deductible.
Once you reach a total out-of-pocket limit of $4,940 (2015 rates), this plan pays 100% of all cost sharing under Medicare Parts A and B for the rest of the calendar year. If you need to manage your cash flow, Plan K is one way to do it.
Healthy seniors who can take some financial risk should take Plan K into consideration. It's a good alternative to Medicare Advantage. Your risk is about $5,000 per year in out-of-pocket costs. Plan K is offered by Sterling Life Insurance Co in Indiana. Premiums for a Plan K policy vary a lot so be sure to compare with these carriers:
- UnitedHealthcare Medigap Plan K (Indiana)
- Bankers Fidelity Medigap Plan K (Indiana)
- Transamerica Medigap Plan K (Indiana)
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:
- Heartland National Medigap Plan N (Indiana)
- Everence Association Medigap Plan N (Indiana)
- Forethought Life Medigap Plan N (Indiana)
You are eligible to apply for a Sterling Life Medicare Supplement if you are:
- A resident of Indiana,
- Enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, and
- You are age 65 or over.
Sterling Life offers plans in Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Noblesville, Bloomington, Fishers, Hammond, Gary, Muncie, Lafayette, Terre Haute, Greenwood, Elkhart, Indianapolis, Carmel, Anderson and most other areas of the state.
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