39 companies offer Medicare Supplements in Arkansas. Supplemental Medicare plans cover the gaps in your Medicare Part A (hospital) and Medicare Part B (doctor) health insurance. Commonly called Medigap plans, because they cover the gaps, you can choose the level of deductible, copayment and coinsurance coverage you want.
What You Must Know about Medicare Supplements in Arkansas
If you’re not familiar with Arkansas Medicare Supplement insurance, and how it protects you from massive doctor and hospital bills, read our Medicare Supplement information page. All Medicare Supplements available in Arkansas are standardized by the State Board of Insurance. We offer a complete overview of all Arkansas Medigap plans and their benefits.
Medicare Supplements vs. Medicare Advantage
Comprehensive Medicare Supplements are expensive and premiums are going up. If you can afford a supplement it’s the best choice. If not, there’s Medicare Advantage. When you enroll in a Arkansas Medicare Advantage (MA) plan your healthcare is covered through private insurance.
The big advantage offered by these plans are additional benefits, such as prescriptions, dental, vision and hearing, and the monthly premiums. However, which these advantages come some restrictions. Most importantly, choice of doctors.
The important thing to know about every Medicare Advantage plan is that they limit your Maximum Out-of-Pocket (MOOP) expense to a maximum of $6,700 per year. That makes them worth comparing to Medicare Supplements. We have the complete catalog of 2018 Medicare Advantage Plans available in Arkansas.
Arkansas Medicare Part D Plans (Rx)
A Arkansas Medicare Supplement does not cover your prescription drugs. For this you need a Medicare Part D Plan (PDP). You can review the complete list of 2018 Medicare Part D Plans in Arkansas.
Medicare Supplement Eligability
You can apply for a Arkansas Medicare Supplement if you are:
- A Arkansas resident,
- Enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B, and
- You are 65 years old or older.
Supplemental plans are available in the following counties: Jefferson, Desha, Bradley, Ashley, Chicot, Lincoln, Cleveland, Drew, Ouachita, Clark, Nevada, Union, Dallas, Columbia, Calhoun, Hempstead, Little River, Sevier, Lafayette, Howard, Miller, Garland, Pike, Hot Spring, Polk, Montgomery, Perry, Saline, Arkansas, Jackson, Woodruff, Lonoke, White, Van Buren, Prairie, Monroe, Conway, Faulkner, Cleburne, Stone, Pulaski, Grant, Independence, Crittenden, Mississippi, Lee, Phillips, Saint Francis, Cross, Poinsett, Craighead, Lawrence, Greene, Randolph, Clay, Sharp, Izard, Fulton, Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Pope, Washington, Benton, Madison, Franklin, Yell, Logan, Johnson, Scott, Sebastian, Crawford, and most rural areas of Arkansas.
Rates shown are samples from within Arkansas for comparison purposes only. This page was last updated on 9/24/2017.