Medicare Supplement Insurance in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Medicare Supplement

Medicare beneficiaries in Massachusetts have several Medicare plan options, including Medicare Supplement Insurance (also called Medigap), which can help provide coverage for many of the out-of-pocket expenses that come along with Medicare Part A and Part B.

These costs can include Medicare deductibles, copayments, coinsurance and more, some of which may be covered by a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan.  

Massachusetts Medigap plans

There are two different Medigap plans available in Massachusetts that can provide coverage for Part A and Part B coinsurance, deductibles and more.

At the end of 2016, more than 304,000 people in Massachusetts were enrolled in a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan.1 That figure accounted for around 30 percent of all Original Medicare beneficiaries in the state.2

Please visit to learn more about your Medigap plan options in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Medicare Supplement Insurance plans vs. Medicare Advantage plans

Medicare beneficiaries in Massachusetts have the option to enroll in either a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement Insurance plan.

While a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan works alongside Original Medicare coverage, a Medicare Advantage plan (Medicare Part C) works as an alternative option to Original Medicare.

Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicare Advantage plans are very different. You may not have a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan and a Medicare Advantage plan at the same time.

Medicare Advantage plans provide the same benefits as Original Medicare, and some plans may offer some additional benefits such as:

Starting in 2019, Medicare Advantage plans may offer even more additional benefits, such as grab bars for home bathrooms and meal delivery.

To learn more about Medicare Advantage plan options in Massachusetts or wherever you live, speak with a licensed insurance agent today by calling TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


1 AHIP. State of Medigap 2018 Trends in Enrollment and Demographics. (June 2018). Retrieved from

2 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Total Medicare Enrollment: Total, Original Medicare, and Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plan Enrollment and Resident Population, by Area of Residence, Calendar Year 2016. Retrieved from