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Cigna Medicare Supplement Plans

5 percent online enrollment discount
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7 percent household discount
24/7 access to health advocates

Cigna is one of the major players in the health insurance market, with almost 40 years in the business. Now a Fortune 500 company, it ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies of 2020.1 That status allows for a more robust platform than smaller companies, with perks such as a Healthy Rewards Program offering lifestyle discounts and easy access to health advocates and online resources.

Despite their size, if Cigna offers Medigap coverage in your state, you'll find a maximum of five of the 10 Medicare Supplement policies available. Also, note that while the quote process on Cigna's website is not as streamlined and easy to navigate as other insurers' sites, the household and online enrollment discounts make it worth your while to research Cigna's policies. Read on as we get into all the details of Cigna's Medigap plans.

Pros and Cons of Cigna’s Medicare Supplement Plans

What We Like About Cigna Medigap

  • See any medical provider who accepts Medicare
  • Additional supplemental insurance available for prescriptions
  • Seven percent household discount
  • 24/7 access to health advocates on the health information line

Things to Keep in Mind About Cigna Medigap

  • Cigna is not offered in all states
  • Not all areas offer the Healthy Rewards Program
  • Cigna offers just five of the ten possible Medigap plans

Overview of Cigna’s Medigap Plans

Let's take a look at the Medigap plans Cigna offers and their benefits.

Note: Plans F and the High Deductible Plan F are only available for purchase by applicants who were first eligible for Medicare before 2020.

Plans Benefits
G, N, F, and High Deductible Plan F Medicare Part A deductible
A, G, N, F, and High Deductible Plan F Medicare Part A coinsurance and coverage for hospital benefits
G, N, F, and High Deductible Plan F Skilled nursing facility care coinsurance
A, G, N, F, and High Deductible Plan F Hospice care coinsurance or copayment
A, G, N, F, and High Deductible Plan F Blood (first 3 pints)
F and High Deductible Plan F Medicare Part B deductible
A, G, N (copays apply*), F, and High Deductible Plan F Medicare Part B coinsurance or copayment
G, F, and High-Deductible Plan F Medicare Part B excess charges
G, N, F, and High Deductible Plan F Foreign travel emergency (up to plan limits)
A, G, N, F, and High Deductible Plan F Additional programs and savings offered by Cigna

*Plan N covers 100 percent of the Part B coinsurance, excluding a copayment of up to $20 for some office visits and a $50 copayment for emergency room visits that don't result in an in-patient admission.

Which Cigna Medigap Plan Is Right for Me?

Below are some of the most common concerns and priorities to help you decide which plan works best for you.

You're looking for a little extra protection beyond Original Medicare.

Medigap Plan A, the Medigap plan with the lowest level of coverage, will pay for some of the basic costs not covered by Original Medicare. With Plan A, you'll still pay your Medigap Part A (hospital) and Part B (medical) deductibles. Medigap Plan A will then cover the remaining costs for both hospital and medical expenses, including copays and coinsurance associated with hospice care.

Quick Tip: Medicare Supplement insurance plans A, F, and G provide benefits at higher premiums with limited out-of-pocket costs. Plan N is a cost-sharing plan offering similar benefits at lower premiums with greater out-of-pocket costs.

You're a world traveler and need the extra assurance abroad.

Plans N, G, F, and High Deductible F cover foreign travel emergencies. They cover 80 percent of medically necessary emergency care received outside of the U.S., as long as the care started during the first 60 days of your trip. There is also a $250 deductible each year, and this coverage can't exceed the lifetime maximum of $50,000.

You find that some predictable out-of-pocket costs are a good trade-off for a lower monthly premium.

Plan N offers lower premiums than some of the other Medigap plans. With this plan, you'll be responsible for copayments up to $20 for doctor's office visits or up to $50 for emergency room visits. You'll also be responsible for any excess costs the doctor may charge for services above what Medicare covers.

You prefer the most coverage available.

Plan F boasts the lowest out-of-pocket costs for Medicare-covered services, as it pays the Medicare Part B (medical) calendar year deductible, which most other standardized plans do not.

Quick Tip: If you're new to the world of Medigap, visit our complete Medigap guide to learn more about this type of insurance, who it's best for, how to choose a plan, and more.

You anticipate fewer yearly health expenses but still want the most coverage.

High Deductible Plan F has the same coverage as Plan F but with a much lower monthly premium. Coverage kicks in only after you pay the (higher) calendar year deductible of Medicare Part B.

You require the highest level of coverage but prefer a lower monthly premium.

Plan G and Plan F provide the highest levels of coverage. Plan G provides nearly the same level of coverage as Plan F, which offers the most coverage with zero out-of-pocket costs for Medicare-covered services. However, you'll need to pay the Medicare Part B (medical) annual deductible before Plan G kicks in.

How Much Do Cigna Medigap Plans Cost?

The cost of your Cigna plan will vary based on several factors, including your age, location, and sex. In the chart below, we've included an approximate range based on our research. Just remember, your rates may be higher or lower than our estimates based on your particular circumstances.

Pro Tip: Buying online can save you 5 percent for the life of your policy. This discount is only available in certain states and only applies if you are a new Cigna supplement policyholder. The application must be done solely online, and spouses qualify for the same discount if they are added to the policy at the time you apply.

To help with plan costs, Cigna offers a 7 percent household premium discount, which is an excellent option for spouses or family members. Cigna's household discount is average for the industry, as some go as low as 5 percent and others as high as 14 percent. If you're looking for a larger household discount, consider other providers we've reviewed, like Americo, that offer a 10 percent family discount. This discount is not available in Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, and Vermont. For residents of Washington, the discount only applies to spouses.

Plan Monthly premium price range (depending on age, state, sex, and if you smoke)
A Approx. $113.39 – $302.43 per month
F Approx. $234.81 – $368.48 per month
F High Deductible Approx. $48.29 – $81.99 per month
G Approx. $105.52 – $261.24 per month
N Approx. $82.83 – $223.35 per month

How to Buy a Cigna Medigap Policy

As noted above, a discount is available if you complete the entire application and submission online. If you need help and/or prefer to work with an agent, agents are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET.

Did You Know: Cigna made our list of the best Medigap providers in 2021.


Below is a step-by-step guide to the online process to enroll in Cigna Medicare Supplement.

  1. First, visit Cigna's website. Type in your ZIP code and click “Next.” You'll then be prompted to input your name, date of birth, and gender.

    Type your ZIP code

    Type your ZIP code

  2. Next, grab your Medicare card, as you will need to input your effective dates.

    Input your Medicare information

    Input your Medicare information

  3. On the next page, there will be a bit more to read through, but the questions help eliminate any issues that could affect your qualifications for coverage.

    Answering Cigna's qualification questions

    Answering Cigna’s qualification questions

  4. On the next screen, you'll be asked a few more questions. To retrieve quotes, Cigna will also ask for your email and phone number so their sales agents can follow up. You're not required to fill out both fields.
  5. Your premium quotes and options appear as below.

    Compare your Cigna quotes

    Compare your Cigna quotes

  6. Next, we recommend that you see what the competition offers in your area. This is a good idea in general, but it's especially important here, as Cigna does not offer all of the supplement plan options on the market.
  7. If you decide to go with Cigna, you can complete the remaining process online. Payments can be set up as automatic drafts on your chosen day of the month, or you can pay with personal checks through direct billing in annual, semiannual, or quarterly payments.

Bonus: Cigna's Healthy Aging online content offers health and wellness advice for policyholders.

Final Thoughts on Cigna

All in all, Cigna is a reputable Medigap provider offering a variety of extra perks and features. We're big fans of their household and online enrollment discounts, Healthy Rewards Program, and other health and wellness content. One drawback is that Cigna only offers four of the 10 standard Medigap plans, so you won't have as many choices as you would with other providers we’ve reviewed, like Humana or Aetna. However, the plans they offer tend to be among the most popular. If you find that the price is right in your location, and the company provides the plan that fits your needs, Cigna remains an excellent pick for your Medigap policy.

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