We are often asked if medicare supplement (medigap) plans and medicare advantage (MA) plans are the same. Many of our clients are quite confused about these two and often mix the features and benefits of each. Let’s start by stating that medigap plans and medicare advantage plans are NOT the same. We are definitely talking about apples and oranges here. If anyone tells you they are the same, run as fast and as far as you can from them!
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Although this an attempt to compare medigap plan F with a medicare advantage plan, we typically do not favor medicare advantage plans due to the many moving variables that make up a MA plan. We like to look past this comparison and discuss how a health issue can affect each plan type over the long term. In our experience Medicare advantage plans expose clients to much higher out of pocket expenses over time. We have many referrals who come to us on Medicare Advantage plans who are desperately trying to get off of these plans.
Plan F sounds great doesn’t it! However, we usually don’t recommend Plan F in most cases. There is a better option than Plan F. We believe it’s the best overall value for our clients. To find out what plan we do recommend the most, click this link (Comparing Plan F and Plan G) and we will show you why!