Texas Medigap Insurance Rates Continue to Vary Reports AAMSI

 Seniors turning age 65 in Texas will still face a wide spread in costs for Medigap coverage according to the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI).

“Our 2023 Price Index reports that a Dallas man turning 65 can pay from a low of $112 monthly to as much as $312 for Plan G coverage,” states Jesse Slome, AAMSI’s director. Plan G is the most commonly selected plan option among seniors purchasing Medicare Supplement insurance when they turn 65.

Texas seniors have more options than most, Slome notes. The organization reported that women turning 65 also face significant price ranges.

The Association’s 2023 Medigap Price Index reported monthly Medicare Supplement Insurance rates for a male/female turning 65. Rates are for Plan G, non-smoker:

Dallas, Texas, Zip Code 75001
· Lowest Cost (male): $112.27
· Highest Cost (male): $312.18
· Lowest Cost (female): $99.38
· Highest Cost (female): $278.73

See more data from the Texas Medicare Insurance pricing report by going to https://medicaresupp.org/information/medigap/texas-medicare-insurance-costs/.

The Medicare insurance expert shared the importance of comparison shopping. “There are just so many options today ranging from Medicare Advantage to Medigap plans,” Slome explains. “No single option is going to be the best for everyone and calling one of the toll-free numbers advertised on television may get you incomplete information.”

The Association makes available an online directory listing Texas Medicare insurance agents. Access to the directory is free and no personal information is entered to see agents listed by Zip Code.

Established in 1998, AAMSI advocates for the importance of Medicare insurance planning and supports insurance professionals who market various Medicare solutions. Learn more at https://www.medicaresupp.org.

American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance
Jesse R. Slome



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Medigap Persistency Data Reported by Medicare Supplement Insurance Association

 Seniors who purchase Medicare Supplement (Medigap) coverage appear to be satisfied with their plan choice according to a study just conducted by the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI).

“Medigap persistency is a measure of plan satisfaction,” says Jesse Slome, director of the organization. AAMSI surveyed independent Medicare insurance agents who have been selling Medigap plans for 5 years or longer.

The several hundred agents participating in the study shared that 53% of their Medigap policies remained on the books for 9 years or longer. Some 41% had a persistency of between 5 and 7 years.

“There’s so much attention on Medicare Advantage and it could seem that seniors are abandoning their Medigap coverage,” Slome shares. “This is clearly not the case.” There are currently 14 million Americans with Medigap coverage according to AAMSI. The number is expected to grow to 18 million by 2030.

For agents the persistency data is a powerful reason to focus on selling Medigap plans. “When a policy remains on the books year after year, you are building a book of business and renewal income,” Slome notes. “Each Medigap sale can yield commission income for 5 or more years.”

“Medigap plan participants dropped their coverage for two primary reasons, Slome reports. Some 41% of those switching converted to a Medicare Advantage plan. About the same percentage (42%) switched to a lower cost Medigap plan.

The agents participating in the survey remain actively in contact with their Medigap clientele. Half (50%) review plans annually with their current clients. A fifth (20%) only speak with clients who reach out to them.

Medigap agents indicate that the television ad campaigns featuring celebrity spokespeople promoting MA plans have prompted calls from current Medigap clients. Over a quarter of the agents (28%) said that more than 20% of their clients have called them as a result of seeing ads.

Access the full Medigap persistency study data on the Association’s website at


Established in 1998, the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance advocates for the importance of consumer awareness and supports insurance and financial professionals who market Medicare solutions. Visit the organization’s website at https://www.medicaresupp.org for more information.

American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance

Jesse R. Slome





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