How Much Is the Average Cost for Medicare Supplement Plan F?

Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) Plan F is the most popular Medigap plan, with 53 percent of Medigap beneficiaries enrolled in Plan F.1

But how much does Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan F cost?

The average premium for Medicare Supplement Plan F was $169.14 per month in 2018.2

Learn more about the average cost of Medigap Plan F in each state in 2018, and find out if the benefits of Plan F work for your health coverage needs.

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What is the average cost of Medigap Plan F by state?

The chart below shows the average cost of Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan F for each state in 2018.2

Plan F was less expensive in Iowa, New Mexico and South Carolina in 2018, and more expensive in New York, Connecticut and North Dakota. Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have different Medigap plan standards.

State Monthly Cost Rank
from least expensive (1) to most expensive (45)
Alabama $156.12 9
Alaska $254.62 42
Arizona $254.62 42
Arkansas $163.40 15
California $193.61 31
Colorado $169.34 23
Connecticut $310.09 44
Delaware $241.28 40
District of Columbia No data available N/A
Florida $213.23 37
Georgia $166.96 20
Hawaii $247.88 41
Idaho $166.18 19
Illinois $165.45 17
Indiana $173.25 24
Iowa $141.04 1
Kansas $156.08 8
Kentucky $160.85 13
Louisiana $181.44 27
Maine $222.58 38
Maryland $198.57 40
Massachusetts No data available N/A
Michigan $161.46 14
Minnesota $241.28 40
Mississippi $241.28 40
Missouri  $200.72 33
Montana  $178.50 25
Nebraska  $180.99 26
Nevada  $183.02 29
New Hampshire  $206.88 36
New Jersey  $204.64 34
New Mexico  $142.26 2
New York  $334.92 45
North Carolina  $154.12 6
North Dakota  $266.83 43
Ohio  $158.62 11
Oklahoma  $156.48 10
Oregon  $205.22 35
Pennsylvania  $165.40 16
Rhode Island  No data available N/A
South Carolina  $150.36 3
South Dakota  $188.23 30
Tennessee  $167.49 21
Texas  $167.98 22
Utah  $153.42 4
Vermont  No data available N/A
Virginia  $155.84 7
Washington  $226.29 39
West Virginia  $160.55 12
Wisconsin  No data available N/A
Wyoming  $165.58 18

Note: Plan cost data was not available for Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.

How much does high-deductible Plan F cost?

Plan F also offers a high-deductible option. With this Medigap plan option, you typically pay a lower premium in exchange for a higher deductible.  

The average premium for high deductible Plan F in 2018 was $57.16 per month, or roughly one-third of the average monthly cost of the traditional Plan F.2

In 2021, high-deductible Plan F offers an annual deductible of $2,370, meaning you are responsible for paying the first $2,370 worth of covered expenses before the plan’s coverage begins.

What can affect the average cost of Plan F?

The average cost of Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan F — or any Medigap plan for that matter — can be influenced by a number of factors.

  • Location
    As you can see from the chart above, the average monthly cost of Medigap Plan F can vary quite a bit from one state to another. The cost of a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan can vary based on location in the same way that a gallon of gas or milk can.

  • Insurance carrier
    Medicare Supplement Insurance is sold by private insurance companies. These companies can set their own premium rates. A licensed insurance agent can help you compare plans from several different Medicare Supplement Insurance providers.

  • Benefits
    Because Plan F provides more benefits than any other type of Medigap plan, Plan F may have higher monthly premiums than other types of Medigap plans in some areas.

Other factors such as age, gender, smoking status and health can also affect Medigap plan rates.

Should I choose Medigap Plan F?

The true cost of a Medigap plan is not limited to just the monthly premium. You may also want to consider how much you will end up spending on out-of-pocket Medicare costs over the course of the year that your Medigap plan doesn’t cover.

One potential benefit of choosing Plan F is that it covers many out-of-pocket Medicare costs.

The chart below shows how Plan F compares with of other types of Medigap plans.

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans 2021
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 $2,370 in 2021. 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 $6,220 in 2021. Plan L has an out-of-pocket yearly limit of $3,110 in 2021.
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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What happened to Plan C and Plan F in 2020?

Some Medicare beneficiaries commonly ask, “Is Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan F ending?”

The answer is that Plan F, as well as Plan C, are not ending. Because of a recent federal law, Plan F and Plan C are no longer available for Medicare beneficiaries who became eligible on or after January 1, 2020.

If you already had Plan C or Plan F before 2020, you will be able to keep your plan. If you became eligible for Medicare before 2020, you may still be able to buy either Plan C or Plan F if either is available where you live.

Read additional medicare costs guides to learn more about Medicare costs and how they will affect you.

Explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan F costs where you live

A licensed insurance agent can help you explore the Medicare Supplement Plan F options that may be available in your area, including the average cost of your Medigap plan options.

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1 AHIP. (June, 2020). State of Medigap: Trends in Enrollment and Demographics. Retrieved from

2 TZ Insurance Solutions LLC internal sales data, 2019. This data is based on the Medicare Supplement Insurance policies TZ Insurance Solutions LLC has sold. It is not a comprehensive national average of all available Medicare Supplement Insurance plan premiums.