Shopping for the best South Dakota Medicare Supplement plans takes a little know how. It’s not hard, but if you don’t understand some key principles — it can cost you. This guide will walk you through how to compare plans and find the best value when shopping for South Dakota Medigap plans.
In this article we’ll discuss:
best medicare supplement plans in South Dakota
Before you start trying to compare plans, you need to make sure you understand how these plans are setup. Medigap plans are standardized insurance plans that are regulated by the government.
What does a standardized plan mean?
This means that when you shop for a specific Medicare Supplement Plan (like Medigap Plan G) it will provide you the same exact coverage no matter the company you buy from.
Your Medicare coverage is the same no matter if the Plan G is from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mutual of Omaha, Cigna or any other Medigap company.
It’s the LAW!
How You save money on medicare supplement plans in South Dakota
How much will you pay for your South Dakota Medicare Supplement Insurance? You’re not getting more benefits by paying more.
So don’t overpay!
How much can South Dakota residents save?
Here’s a quick example…
Plan G premiums with one insurance company can be very different from another insurance company. Remember, the benefits are the same even if the premiums are different.
We calculated sample quotes from multiple states to show you what the lowest and highest rates are for a 65 year old (non tobacco) male shopping for a Medigap Plan G.
The average monthly premiums from “A” rated companies are:
- Average Lowest Monthly Rate: $128
- Average Highest Monthly Rate: $190
Your Potential Monthly Savings!
Those savings are huge… That’s an annual savings of $744!
Again, these Plan G savings all come with the same benefits.
Since the benefits are the same, the only difference from each company is PRICE!
How Medicare Supplements Work
Let’s look at Medigap and compare it to an everyday purchase.
Think of Medigap plans like buying gas.
The quality of regular unleaded gasoline (Plan G) is the same at every gas station.
However, gasoline may have different prices from multiple gas stations in your town.
You probably buy the least expensive premium gas because it’s the same regardless of which station you buy it from.
This is how Medigap works.
If you want to purchase a Plan G, shop your Plan G with all the companies in your Zip Code.
If you are shopping for Plan N –shop all Plan N plans in your Zip Code.
South Dakota Medigap Benefits
Plan G benefits are the exact same no matter what company you choose.
You do not get better benefits by selecting a big or small insurance company.
Price comparison shopping is extremely important. You must make sure that you are not spending more to obtain the exact same South Dakota Medicare Supplement insurance coverage.
Compare South Dakota Medicare Supplements
It is important to know that even though the coverage for South Dakota Medicare Supplement Plans are the same, the rates are not. You need to compare the plan letters from company to company.
For example, compare Medicare Supplement Plan N from multiple companies.
Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan premium prices are different when you compare South Dakota Medicare Supplement insurance companies.
The Medigap lettered plans (Plan N for example) are standardized. This is a safety net put in place by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to protect you. Insurance companies, by law, can’t make any changes to standardized Medigap benefits.
CMS, however, does not regulate premiums. Insurance companies adjust rates based on inflation, overhead, medical pay outs, marketing, etc.
Outline Of Coverage
* Plans F and G also offer a high-deductible plan in some states. With this option, you must pay for Medicare-covered costs (coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles) up to the deductible amount of $2,340 in 2020 ($2,370 in 2021) before your policy pays anything. (Plans C and F aren’t available to people who were newly eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020.)
** For Plans K and L, after you meet your out-of-pocket yearly limit and your yearly Part B deductible, the Medigap plan pays 100% of covered services for the rest of the calendar year.
*** Plan N pays 100% of the Part B coinsurance, except for a copayment of up to $20 for some office visits and up to a $50 copayment for emergency room visits that don’t result in inpatient admission.
REMEDIGAP can answer your questions
Our service is free. We help South Dakota Medicare Insurance beneficiaries who are new to Medicare or already using Medicare.
If you have a Medigap plan, we can review your coverage and find lower rates to save you money on the same exact plan.
We are independent agents who shop the entire market and offer you choices.
We’re not bound to any insurance company.
We don’t work for the Medicare Supplement companies. We work for you.
We’ll find you the absolute highest value with your Medicare Supplement coverage by shopping all of the insurance companies that offer South Dakota Medigap coverage.
Be an informed buyer and comparison shop your South Dakota Medicare Supplement Insurance plans and rates.
Just click here to request a quote or call us at (888) 411-1329 for personal service.
South Dakota Medigap Locations
Are you wondering if I can help you lower your Medicare Supplement costs? I can! Below are the cities in South Dakota that I serve. Click here if you’re looking for other Medicare Supplement states.
Aberdeen Agar Akaska Albee Alcester Alexandria Allen Alpena Altamont Andover Antelope Arlington Armour Artas Artesian Ashland Heights Ashton Astoria Aurora Aurora Center Avon Badger Baltic Bancroft Batesland Belle Fourche Belvidere Beresford Big Stone City Bison Blackhawk Blunt Bonesteel Bowdle Box Elder Bradley Brandon Brandt Brentford Bridgewater Bristol Britton Broadland Brookings Bruce Bryant Buffalo Buffalo Gap Bullhead Burke Bushnell Butler Camp Crook Canistota Canova Canton Carthage Castlewood Cavour Centerville Central City Chamberlain Chancellor Chelsea Claire City Claremont Clark Clear Lake Colman Colome Colonial Pine Hills Colton Columbia Conde Corona Corsica Cottonwood Cresbard Crooks Custer Dallas Dante Davis Deadwood Dell Rapids Delmont De Smet Dimock Doland Dolton Draper Dupree Eagle Butte Eden Edgemont Egan Elk Point Elkton Ellsworth AFB Emery Erwin Estelline Ethan Eureka Fairburn Fairfax Fairview Faith Farmer Faulkton Flandreau Florence Fort Pierre Fort Thompson Frankfort Frederick Freeman Fruitdale Fulton Garden City Garretson Gary Gayville Geddes Gettysburg Glenham Goodwin Green Grass Green Valley Gregory Grenville Groton Hamill Harrisburg Harrison Harrold Hartford Hayti Hazel Hecla Henry Hermosa Herreid Herrick Hetland Highmore Hill City Hillsview Hitchcock Hosmer Hot Springs Hoven Howard Hudson Humboldt Hurley Huron Interior Ipswich Irene Iroquois Isabel Java Jefferson Kadoka Kaylor Kennebec Keystone Kimball Kranzburg Kyle La Bolt Lake Andes Lake City Lake Norden Lake Preston Lane Langford La Plant Lead Lebanon Lemmon Lennox Leola Lesterville Letcher Lily Little Eagle Long Lake Loomis Lower Brule Lowry McIntosh McLaughlin Madison Manderson-White Horse Creek Marion Martin Marty Marvin Mellette Menno Midland Milbank Miller Milltown Mission Mission Hill Mitchell Mobridge Monroe Montrose Morristown Mound City Mount Vernon Murdo Naples New Effington Newell New Holland New Underwood New Witten Nisland North Eagle Butte North Sioux City North Spearfish Northville Nunda Oacoma Oelrichs Oglala Okaton Oldham Olivet Onaka Onida Orient Ortley Parker Parkston Parmelee Peever Philip Pickstown Pierpont Pierre Pine Ridge Plankinton Platte Pollock Porcupine Presho Pringle Pukwana Quinn Ramona Rapid City Rapid Valley Ravinia Raymond Redfield Ree Heights Reliance Revillo Rockham Roscoe Rosebud Rosholt Roslyn Roswell St. Charles St. Francis St. Lawrence Salem Scotland Selby Seneca Sherman Sinai Sioux Falls Sisseton South Shore Spearfish Spencer Spring Creek Springfield Stickney Stockholm Storla Strandburg Stratford Sturgis Summit Tabor Tea Timber Lake Tolstoy Toronto Trent Tripp Tulare Turton Twin Brooks Two Strike Tyndall Utica Valley Springs Veblen Verdon Vermillion Viborg Vienna Vilas Virgil Vivian Volga Volin Wagner Wakonda Wall Wallace Wanblee Ward Warner Wasta Watertown Waubay Webster Wentworth village Wessington Wessington Springs Westport Wetonka White Whitehorse White Horse White Lake White River White Rock Whitewood Willow Lake Wilmot Winner Wolsey Wood Woonsocket Worthing Wounded Knee Yale Yankton