Anthem High Deductible F Supplement

The High Deductible Plan F is the best supplement (also called Medigap) plan option available in Connecticut.  If you go by the math, it should be the first supplement choice of anyone purchasing a supplement in Connecticut?  So why isn’t everyone buying it?

Lets start by looking at the plan. The concept of a High Deductible plan F supplement (sometimes called Medigap) is a simple one.  The plan covers you at 100% once/if you spend $2,110 in Medicare A and B costs.  In other words, with the high deductible F plan, your Original Medicare is primary.  All Medical expenses are billed to Medicare A and B.  The cost share of A and B (Deductible on part A and a 20% cost share on part B services) are then sent to the supplement plan.  The supplement adds up the expenses and then starts to pay at 100% if the member spends $2,110 out of pocket during the year.

The math is unbeatable for an Anthem High F supplement in CT.  The most someone can spend on this plan for Medical expense is $2,506.00 worst case scenario.   ($33.00 monthly premium x 12 = $396 = $2,110 deductible = $2,506.00.  To compare, the lowest cost plan F supplement is $216 a month which is $2,592 of premium a year.  With the regular plan F supplement, you are guaranteed to pay that amount no matter what.   With the high deductible F, the most you can pay is $2,506.00.  Also consider that only 10% of Medicare enrollees hit $2,110 of out of pocket so you have a 90% chance you will not hit the deductible and save even more money.

The Median expenditure on Medicare A and B co insurance was $1,108 in 2012.  This means that the average person would save over $1,000 a year on an anthem High F plan in CT.

Take a look at the plan.  Keep in mind, you need the right price point on a high F plan to make it work.  Anthem is at the lowest price of $33 a month which gives them the best supplement price point in the Connecticut market.



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