Supplementing Original Medicare Coverage
When you sign up for Medicare, you have a choice between "Original Medicare" and "Medicare Advantage." (Both are federal programs that are regulated by Medicare.)
If you choose Original Medicare you may want to consider purchasing a Medicare Supplement plan, also known as Medigap. (In Maine, these plans are regulated by the Bureau of Insurance.) Medicare Supplement plans help pay your out of pocket costs for services covered by Original Medicare.
Medicare Supplement Policies
- Where to Get Help
- Medicare/Medicare Supplement FAQs (Bureau information)
- Choosing a Medigap Policy (PDF) (Medicare publication)
- Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods (Medicare Publication)
See how to contact us, and read about how we can, and can't, assist you (PDF).
Find more resources at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners