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Learn about Medicare Supplement Insurance

An overview of AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

What you need to know about Medicare supplement insurance plans.
When your retirees reach age 65, they qualify for Medicare – the government program that currently provides millions of Americans* with health insurance. While Original Medicare (Parts A and B) covers many medical charges, there are usually expenses remaining that a member will need to pay. Medicare pays around 80% of Part B expenses and an allocation of Part A costs, which may leave a retiree responsible for the remainder. That's where Medicare supplement plan benefits come in.

Medicare supplement plans are standardized health plans sold by private insurance companies that help pay for some of the cost of care that Medicare doesn't pay. With no network requirements, these plans are flexible and allow for easy access to any doctors and specialists who accept Medicare patients.

There are 8 AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans available in most states and U.S. Territories. (Plans vary in MN, MA, and WI.) There are some differences between benefits and costs of each plan that your company should be aware of when making a decision. 

Why Medicare Supplement Insurance?

Medicare Part D

There is also an option to have prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D, a separate (optional) insurance that can help lower prescription drug out-of-pocket costs. Private insurance providers approved by Medicare offer these plans and premiums may vary.

4 Million Members**

More than 4 million** people nationwide are enrolled in AARP Medicare Supplement Plans. Of those surveyed, 9 out of 10 would recommend these plans to a family member or friend.†