The South Carolina State Board of Insurance has licensed Gerber Life Insurance Co to sell Gerber Life Medigap plans (Medicare Supplement insurance) to South Carolina seniors with Medicare benefits. Supplemental insurance protects you from hospital and doctor bills not covered by Original Medicare (e.g., deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, etc.). This insurance carrier has participated in the supplement insurance market for 3 years and offers a range of plans for South Carolina seniors (see plans offered below). You can buy from Gerber Life with confidence. They earned a A 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.
South Carolina seniors with Medicare benefits are eligible to apply for a Gerber 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:
- New Era Life Medigap Plan A (South Carolina)
- Heartland National Medigap Plan A (South Carolina)
- Columbian Mutual Medigap Plan A (South Carolina)
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 South Carolina. Gerber 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 South Carolina by comparing quotes from these insurance carriers:
- New Era Life Medigap Plan F (South Carolina)
- Columbian Mutual Medigap Plan F (South Carolina)
- Heartland National Medigap Plan F (South Carolina)
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. Gerber Life Insurance Co offers a Plan G and we think it's worth comparing with the rates offered by these carriers:
- New Era Life Medigap Plan G (South Carolina)
- Columbian Mutual Medigap Plan G (South Carolina)
- Forethought Life Medigap Plan G (South Carolina)
You are eligible to apply for a Gerber Life Medicare Supplement if you are:
- A resident of South Carolina,
- Enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, and
- You are age 65 or over.
Gerber Life offers plans in Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin, Columbia, Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill, Summerville, Sumter, Hilton Head and most other areas of the state.
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