Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plans - Medigap
Original Medicare pays for many, but not all health care services and supplies. A Medigap policy can help pay some of the health care costs ("gaps") that Original Medicare does not cover such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York's Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap) offers:
- Low premium plan options
- Coverage nation-wide
- No referrals necessary
- Multiple plan options to fit your specific needs
- No copay for Medicare-covered services (most plans)
If you are in a Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) Plan, a Medigap policy will not cover any part of your deductible. In addition, if you are in a Medicare MSA Plan, it is illegal for anyone to sell you a Medigap policy.
What are the eligibility requirements?
You must live in one of the following Western New York counties to be eligible for enrollment in one of our Medicare Supplement Insurance plans:
Ready to enroll in Medigap?
We offer two options for completing a Medigap enrollment form:
- Download the form and complete, then print a copy to mail to the address on the form.
- Print the form then complete by hand, and return to the address on the form.
Creditable vs. Non-Creditable Coverage
Most entities that currently provide prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries must disclose whether the entity's coverage is 'creditable prescription drug coverage.' A disclosure is required whether the insurer is primary or secondary to Medicare. A description of an entity, as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) can be found on their website.
Disclosure of whether prescription drug coverage is creditable provides Medicare-eligible beneficiaries with important information relating to their Medicare Part D enrollment. Beneficiaries who are not covered under creditable prescription drug coverage and who choose not to enroll before the end of their initial enrollment period for Medicare Part D, likely will pay a higher premium on a permanent basis if they subsequently enroll in Medicare Part D.