Well though community rating, aged rating as well as attained age stands to be vital factors, yet some of these are losing their importance with the changing trends of the medical insurance norms and demands in the current political scenario. However, some of the factors which still carry potential importance and considerations when it comes to determining the Medicare supplement plans premium costing, includes
The best time for enrolling to Medicare supplement plans in the open period that six months from the date you enroll for your original Medicare, during which time no insurer can deny you a policy owing to your pre existing medical issues, disabilities etc, nor can demand for high premium rates. However after the open period lapses, you may even need to get medical underwriting to have a supplement policy that your need.
The location where you reside plays a vital role in determining the premium charges you need to pay for your Medigap. Insurers popularly assume the standard of living of the area and accordingly charge for premium.
Though not a compulsory determining factor for all insurance companies, yet many companies do follow age issue rating in structuring their premium scales. But for those who avail the open period benefit and enroll for Medicare supplement plans for 2018, they tend to be on an advantageous position at the age of 65 compared to those who wait until late age of 75 to get a supplement plan.
According to survey it has been revealed that there are many insurance companies which offer lower premium rates for women. Since according to health analysis it is said that women tend have a better healthy life and a longer life, therefore insurance companies stay at a advantageous position even after offering women discounted rates, since women claim less and pay for longer time.
Tobacco is the reason behind several health complications worldwide and it is no wonder why Medigap companies consider the consumption of tobacco by a beneficiary to be an essential reason for enhanced premium payments. As per a survey of the premium rates of several Medigap firms throughout, Tobacco users’ needs to pay approximately 10% higher compared to non tobacco users.
Many companies offer discounts for spouses to enroll another spouse of a policy holder as well with them. They can even offer discounts for any member residing in the same address aging above 18.