Medigap protection

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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What are the special rules regarding Medigap protections under the Medicare Advantage program?
Caution: If you disenroll before December 31, you may not be guaranteed certain Medigap protections. Whether you disenroll before December 31, 1998, or allow your enrollment to be automatically terminated on that date affects your rights to Medigap coverage under the law.