The Best Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plans in Georgia

Christian Worstell
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  • Georgia Medigap plans help seniors cover the cost of Medicare copays, deductibles and other related expenses. Choose the right plan for your needs by reading our review of Medicare supplement insurance in Georgia.

Medicare supplement insurance is sold by private insurance companies in Georgia to help Medicare beneficiaries cover expenses related to Original Medicare. These plans, which are often referred to as Medigap, work in conjunction with Medicare Parts A and B to defray a percentage of the costs that remain after Medicare has paid for its portion of reimbursable services and supplies.

Medigap plans typically cover costs such as copays, coinsurance and deductibles, but coverage varies by plan type.

57% of Medicare beneficiaries in Georgia currently rely on Medigap insurance to help with their medical expenses. If you’re thinking about joining over 530,000 Georgians who enjoy the benefits of this supplemental insurance, the information below can help you better understand your eligibility and coverage options.  

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What Are the Best Georgia Medicare Supplement Plans?

Georgia has 10 different types of Medicare supplement plans. These plans, which are distinguished by letter designations, offer the same foundational benefits, including at least a percentage of Part A and B coinsurance, and extended hospital care. Some plans may also offer additional benefits, including:

Coverage amounts also vary by plan type, with some policies paying up to 100% of the expenses left after Medicare reimbursement. Certain plans may also be subject to limitations or restrictions. To compare the coverage terms of Medigap plans by letter designation, refer to this Medigap plans comparison chart.

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans 2024
Medicare Supplement Benefits A B C1 D F1 G K L M N
Part A coinsurance and hospital costs
Part B coinsurance or copayment 50% 75%
First 3 pints of blood 50% 75%
Part A hospice care co-insurance or co-payment 50% 75%
Co-insurance for skilled nursing facility     50% 75%
Medicare Part A deductible   50% 75% 50%
Medicare Part B deductible                
Medicare Part B excess charges                
Foreign travel emergency     80% 80% 80% 80%     80% 80%
1. Plans C and F are not available to new beneficiaries who became eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020.
2. Plans F and G also offer a high deductible plan which has an annual deductible of $2,800 in 2024. Once the annual deductible is met, the plan pays 100% of covered services for the rest of the year. The high deductible Plan F is not available to new beneficiaries who became eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020.
3. Plan K has an out-of-pocket yearly limit of $7,060 in 2024. Plan L has an out-of-pocket yearly limit of $3,530 in 2024.
4. Plan N pays 100% of the Part B coinsurance, except for a copayment of up to $20 for some office visits and up to $50 for emergency room visits that don’t result in an inpatient admission.
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The Medigap plan you choose should reflect your medical needs and your budget. Plans F, G and N tend to be the most popular Medigap plans, likely due to lower premiums, although Plan F isn’t available to beneficiaries who initially became eligible for Medicare after January 1, 2020. If you opt for one of these popular plans, you may have to meet a high deductible before you’re eligible for reimbursement. Beneficiaries who purchase Plan N also incur copayments for office visits and ER trips that don't result in hospital admission.

Because Georgia’s Medigap policies are sold by multiple private insurance companies, each insurer may offer a different selection of plans. However, every company that sells Medicare supplement insurance is required to offer Plans A, C and F. Premiums for these plans, and others, may vary by insurer.  

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How Do I Enroll in a Georgia Medigap Plan?

Medigap’s open enrollment period begins at the start of your 65th birthday month. You must be enrolled in Medicare Part B before you're eligible to purchase this supplemental insurance.

It’s typically best to enroll in a Medigap plan during this initial six-month enrollment period because you’ll have access to all available plans in your area, and insurers can’t deny you coverage or charge you higher premiums due to underlying health issues during this period. If you don’t enroll during this open enrollment period, you risk incurring higher premiums or being denied coverage altogether due to a company’s medical underwriting requirements.

If you’ve missed the Medigap open enrollment period, you may still be able to purchase a plan without undergoing the medical underwriting process. Beneficiaries are afforded protections under federal law if certain circumstances apply. These guaranteed issue rights require Medigap providers to issue a policy to an Original Medicare enrollee regardless of medical underwriting requirements.

Guaranteed issue rights typically apply in these and other common scenarios:

  • You revert to Original Medicare because your Medicare Advantage plan was discontinued or no longer serves your region or you moved out of its coverage area.
  • Your Original Medicare plan is currently supplemented by an employer- or union-sponsored group health plan that’s ending.
  • Your Original Medicare plan is currently supplemented by a Medicare SELECT plan and you’ve moved out of the SELECT plan’s coverage area.
  • Your current Medigap provider goes bankrupt or you lose coverage for another reason that’s no fault of your own.
  • You relinquished your prior Medigap coverage due to the insurer’s misleading policies.
  • You dropped your current Medigap coverage while trying out a Medicare Advantage Plan but returned to Original Medicare within one year.

If you’re purchasing a Medigap policy through these federal protections, the insurer may not deny you coverage or charge higher premiums regardless of your current health or prior medical conditions. These protections typically begin up to 60 days before your other coverage terminates and last no longer than 63 calendar days afterwards.

  1. AHIP. (Feb. 2023). The Sate of Medicare Supplement Coverage Trends in Enrollment and Demographics.

Christian Worstell
About the Author

Christian Worstell is a senior Medicare and health insurance writer with He is also a licensed health insurance agent. Christian is well-known in the insurance industry for the thousands of educational articles he’s written, helping Americans better understand their health insurance and Medicare coverage.

Christian’s work as a Medicare expert has appeared in several top-tier and trade news outlets including Forbes, MarketWatch, WebMD and Yahoo! Finance.

While at HelpAdvisor, Christian has written hundreds of articles that teach Medicare beneficiaries the best practices for navigating Medicare. His articles are read by thousands of older Americans each month. By better understanding their health care coverage, readers may hopefully learn how to limit their out-of-pocket Medicare spending and access quality medical care.

Christian’s passion for his role stems from his desire to make a difference in the senior community. He strongly believes that the more beneficiaries know about their Medicare coverage, the better their overall health and wellness is as a result.

A current resident of Raleigh, Christian is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. You can find Christian’s most recent articles in our blog.

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