Because Medicare Advantage plans often cover more things than Original Medicare, there's no need for a Medigap
policy to supplement it.
As people approach 65, they might ask, "Do I need a Medigap
The "An Application to the Medigap
Health Insurance Market" section describes our application.
About 31% of Medicare fee-for-service enrollees use Medigap
coverage from private insurers, with an average annual premium of $2,400 per enrollee.
Jesse Slome, AAMSI's director, says the number of people with Medicare supplement insurance coverage, which is also known as Medigap
coverage, has increased 7.5 percent in the past year, to 13.1 million.
Note that if you have a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan, you don't need a Medigap
plan, and it's illegal for anyone to sell you one unless you're in the process of switching back to Original Medicare.
Be aware of the underwriting terms of the Medigap
policy their customer is purchasing because this has implications for the future: Premiums are increasing.
11 December 2015 - US-based insurance industry-focused online marketing firm Excel Impact has acquired online healthcare information site Medigap
.com, the company said.
Lobbyists and aides have said negotiators discussed requiring Medigap
beneficiaries to pay $250 out of pocket, which proponents say would discourage people from unneeded medical expenses.
A Medicare supplement policy, or Medigap
policy, helps consumers fill in the many enormous coverage gaps left by the original Medicare Part A hospitalization plan and the Medicare Part B physician services plan.
If Medicare does not cover all your child's medical needs, you can look into purchasing a Medigap