Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans are offered through private insurance companies that contract with Medicare to sell Medicare plans (which can include Medicare HMOs or Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans). Depending on the terms of the contract between the plan and Medicare, not every plan is available statewide or in all service areas. Each year, the plan must renew their contract with Medicare, so the availability of a plan in a specific service area is subject to change as a result of the annual contract renewal.
South Carolina Medicare Supplement Plans
The best time to enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan is during the six-month Medigap Open Enrollment Period (OEP) that begins on the first day of the month that you are 65 years old or older and already enrolled in Medicare Part B. During the Medigap OEP you may enroll in any Medigap plan offered by any insurer in your area without submitting to a medical underwriting check. While you can still enroll in Medigap after the Medigap OEP, an insurer may ask for a medical background and you could have pre-existing condition restrictions placed on your coverage. You may also be charged more for Medigap coverage or even denied coverage completely.
South Carolina Medicare Advantage Plans with Part D (Prescription Drug) Coverage
The plans below offer Medicare Advantage and Part D coverage to South Carolina residents. Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Medicare Part C, are alternatives to original Medicare. These plans help cover the costs of services provided by hospitals, doctors, lab tests and some preventive screenings. These plans’ Part D component helps cover prescription drugs. Even if a plan’s monthly premium is $0, you would still pay the equivalent of the original Medicare premium. Not all plans shown here will be available to you; enter your zip code to see plans in your area. You can read about whether Medicare Advantage is right for you. If you only want plans with drug coverage, browse Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans.
Columbian Mutual Medicare Supplemental Plans for South Carolina
Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Co is licensed with the South Carolina State Board of Insurance to sell Medicare Supplement (Medigap) policies to seniors with Medicare Benefits in South Carolina. With an affordable monthly premium, Medicare Supplemental insurance plans provide senior’s with coverage of the parts of hospital and doctor bills that are not covered by your Original Medicare Benefits. Columbian Mutual has provided Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance in South Carolina for 2 years and offers a range of Medigap plans for South Carolina seniors. See plans offered below. Columbian Mutual received an A- rating from A.M. Best Company, the leading provider of credit ratings and financial data for the insurance industry.
Social Security Atlanta Region South Carolina Area
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South Carolina health insurance: find affordable coverage
In November 2013, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that 491,000 people could potentially buy qualified health plans (QHPs) through South Carolina’s health insurance exchange, and that 336,000 of them would qualify for premium subsidies. By the end of the second open enrollment period, 210,331 people had finalized their enrollment in the South Carolina exchange. Effectuated (in-force) enrollment in private plans stood at 165,276 people by mid-2015; attrition is a normal part of the individual health insurance market. Of those remaining enrollees, 88.7 percent were in plans with advanced premium tax credits and 62.7 percent were receiving cost-sharing subsidies.