Mississippi seniors can choose from any of the 29 companies selling Medicare Supplement insurance. Medicare plans help you pay the portion of Part A and Part B that Original Medicare does not cover. Frequently referred to as Medigap, standardized plans cover deductibles, copayments and coinsurances at varying levels to meet different needs.
What You Must Know about Medicare Supplements in Mississippi
If this is your first time considering a Medicare Supplement in Mississippi, and you’re not exact sure which plan to choose, read our Medicare Supplement Plan information page. It’s important to know that all lettered plans are standardized, but the monthly premiums are not. Our goal is to show you all available information about each type of Mississippi Medigap plan.
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 Mississippi Medicare Advantage (MA) plan your healthcare is covered through private insurance.
The advantage of these plans is cost and additional benefits. Most MA plans offer Medicare Part D coverage for your prescriptions, and some offer dental, vision and hearing benefits. The disadvantage is choice, because you may be restricted to using healthcare providers in a plan’s network.
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 Mississippi.
Mississippi Medicare Part D Plans (Rx)
Don’t forget that Original Medicare and a Mississippi Medicare Supplement do not cover prescriptions. For this you need a Medicare Part D plan (PDP). We offer the complete catalog of 2018 Medicare Part D Plans in Mississippi.
Medicare Supplement Eligability
You can apply for a Mississippi Medicare Supplement if you are:
- A Mississippi 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: Lafayette, Tate, Benton, Panola, Quitman, Tippah, Marshall, Coahoma, Tunica, Union, Desoto, Washington, Bolivar, Sharkey, Sunflower, Issaquena, Humphreys, Lee, Pontotoc, Monroe, Tishomingo, Prentiss, Alcorn, Calhoun, Itawamba, Chickasaw, Grenada, Carroll, Tallahatchie, Yalobusha, Holmes, Montgomery, Leflore, Yazoo, Hinds, Rankin, Simpson, Madison, Leake, Newton, Copiah, Attala, Jefferson, Scott, Claiborne, Smith, Covington, Adams, Lawrence, Warren, Lauderdale, Wayne, Kemper, Clarke, Jasper, Winston, Noxubee, Neshoba, Greene, Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Perry, Pearl River, Marion, Jones, George, Lamar, Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Stone, Lincoln, Franklin, Wilkinson, Pike, Amite, Walthall, Lowndes, Choctaw, Webster, Clay, Oktibbeha, and most rural areas of Mississippi.
Rates shown are samples from within Mississippi for comparison purposes only. This page was last updated on 9/24/2017.