Mark Farrah Associates Assessed the Medicare Supplement Market

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MCMURRAY, Pa.--()--In the latest Healthcare Business Strategy report, Mark Farrah Associates (MFA),, reported Medicare Supplement membership experienced a year-over-year increase of 3.33%. Medicare Supplement plans, also known as Medigap or Med Supp plans, covered over 14 million seniors as of December 31, 2019. Many leading managed care organizations, Blues plans, regional plans, and multiline carriers compete in the Medicare Supplement space.

  • Medicare Supplement plans collectively earned approximately $32.9 billion in premiums and paid out $26.5 billion in claims during 2019.
  • The aggregate loss ratio (incurred claims as a percent of earned premiums) was 80.5%.
  • MFA’s assessment of standardized plan type preferences for 2019 found Plan F, the most comprehensive design, enrolled almost 6.8 million members.
  • Enrollment gains were also significant in standardized plan type G with a year-over-year increase of 761,500 new members.

To read the FREE full text of "Continued Year-Over-Year Growth for Medicare Supplement Plans", visit the MFA Briefs on Mark Farrah Associates' website. You can also follow us on LinkedIn.

About Med Supp Market Data

Med Supp Market Data, a Health Coverage Portal option offered by Mark Farrah Associates, presents the latest market share and financial performance data for Medicare Supplement plans. The product includes state-by-state membership, premiums, claims and loss ratios for plans nationwide. Online tables also include claims contacts as reported in the financial statements as filed with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). California managed care plans do not file financial statements with the NAIC and are not included in this analysis. For more information about Med Supp Market Data, please visit our website ( or call 724.338.4100.

About Mark Farrah Associates (MFA)

Mark Farrah Associates (MFA) is a leading data aggregator and publisher providing health plan market data and analysis tools for the healthcare industry. Our product portfolio includes Health Coverage Portal™, County Health Coverage™, 5500 Employer Health Plus, Medicare Business Online™, Medicare Benefits Analyzer™, and Health Plans USA™. For more information about these products, refer to the informational videos and brochures available under the Our, Products section of the website or call 724-338-4100.

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