Medicare Supplemental Insurance

Medicare Supplemental Insurance  


Medicare Supplemental Insurance

Understanding your needs and choices for selecting the right Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plan can be overwhelming. To help you with this significant decision, we have arranged for a valuable service through Medicare MarketPlace®.

Make an informed decision
Medicare MarketPlace® offers you a unique multi-carrier and multi-state platform; combined with their licensed and certified agents, they give you one-on-one attention, taking the time to explain your options and help you understand and select the right Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, or Prescription Part D Plan for you.

Click "Learn More or Apply" to get started now.*
* By clicking "Learn More or Apply", you will be leaving the Alumni Insurance Program web site. AMBA, through the Alumni Insurance Program, makes this link available for your convenience and education and do not necessarily endorse it, nor are they responsible for its content. The linked site is owned and operated by QBE FIRST Enterprises, LLC, who is solely responsible for its content.


  • What if I need help?

    You can speak to a licensed insurance agent. Click on Learn More or Apply for contact information.
  • How do I enroll?

    1. Go to the Medicare Supplement Insurance home page.

    2. Click the Learn More or Apply button and follow the on screen instructions.

  • What is the Medicare Initial Enrollment Period?

    Generally, Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, some younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant).
  • Can I get Medicare if I am under age 65?

    If you are under age 65 and disabled, and have been entitled to disability benefits under Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board for 24 months, you will be automatically entitled to Medicare Part A and Part B beginning the 25th month of disability benefit entitlement. You do not need to do anything to enroll in Medicare. Your Medicare card will be mailed to you about 3 months before your Medicare entitlement date.
  • What does Medicare Part A Cover?

    Hospital Services

    Care in hospitals as an inpatient, critical access hospitals (small facilities that give limited outpatient and inpatient service to people in rural areas), skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home health care.

  • What is the cost of Medicare Part A?

    Most people get Part A automatically when they turn age 65. They do not have to pay a monthly payment called a premium for Part A because they or a spouse paid Medicare taxes while they were working.

    If you (or your spouse) did not pay Medicare taxes while you worked and you are age 65 or older, you still may be able to buy Part A. If you are not sure you have Part A, look on your red, white, and blue Medicare card. It will show "Hospital Part A" on the lower left corner of the card. You can also call the Social Security Administration toll free at 1-800-772-1213 or call your local Social Security office for more information about buying Part A. If you get benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board, call your local RRB office or 1-800-808-0772.

  • What does Medicare Part B Cover?

    Physician Services

    Doctors, services, outpatient hospital care, and some other medical services that Part A does not cover, such as the services of physical and occupational therapists, and some home health care. Part B helps pay for these covered services and supplies when they are medically necessary.

  • What is Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans)?

    People with Medicare can get their coverage through Original Medicare (the traditional fee-for-service program) or from Medicare private plans (the Medicare Advantage program also known as Medicare Part C). Depending on where you live, you may be able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan offering one or more of the following types of health care: HMO, PPO, PFFS, MSA.


  • What is Original Medicare?

    If you choose coverage under the traditional fee-for-service Medicare program, you can generally get care from any doctor or hospital you want and receive coverage for your care anywhere in the country. However, traditional Medicare has high cost-sharing requirements and does not currently cover the costs of certain services. To help pay for uncovered benefits and to help with Medicare's cost-sharing requirements, many people in the traditional Medicare program have supplemental insurance, known as Medicare Supplements or Medigap Plans (these supplemental insurance plans fill in gaps that Medicare does not cover but unlike Medicare Part C and Part D, these plans are not part of the government Medicare program).
  • What is a Medicare HMO?

    Medicare HMOs cover the same doctor and hospital services as the original Medicare program, but out-of-pocket costs for these services are usually different. HMOs appeal to some people with Medicare because they may provide additional benefits, such as eyeglasses, which are not covered by the traditional Medicare program. Medicare HMOs may charge a premium that you would need to pay in addition to the Part B monthly premium.

    You should be aware that Medicare HMO enrollees generally can only use doctors, hospitals, and other providers in the HMO's network. For an additional fee, some HMOs offer point-of-service (POS) benefits that partially cover care received outside the network.

    If you join a Medicare HMO, you will usually have to select a primary care doctor who is responsible for deciding when you should see a specialist and which specialist you should see.

    Neither Medicare nor the HMO will pay for unauthorized visits to specialists in the plan, providers outside the HMO's network, or for non-emergency care outside the HMO's service area.