Medigap protection

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Medigap protection

(1) A term referring to a person’s right to buy a Medigap policy in certain situations after an open enrollment period ends.
(2) The right a person has in certain situations when insurers are required by law to sell or offer a Medigap policy, where the insurer cannot deny coverage or place conditions on the policy, must cover all pre-existing conditions, and cannot charge more for a policy because of past or present health problems.
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A major medical care organization has agreed to offer coverage to all of AmCare's commercial members effective October 2002 and individual plan members will have guaranteed issue rights through the Louisiana Health Plan.
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