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Private health insurance designed to supplement the coverage provided under governmental programs such as Medicare.


(Insurance) US any of various private health insurance plans that supplement the coverage of the Medicare health insurance programme


(ˈmɛd ɪˌgæp)

(sometimes cap.) a supplemental health insurance that provides coverage for people whose government insurance benefits are insufficient.
[1975–80; medi (cal) + gap]


n (US) → Zusatzkrankenversicherung f
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com)-- Scholarships for insurance agents interested in attending the 2016 Medigap National Summit are still available from the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance.
Some particulars were new, such as setting a 2020 starting point for higher out-of-pocket expenses for people buying new Medigap policies, which cover costs not insured by Medicare.
If Medicare does not cover all your child's medical needs, you can look into purchasing a Medigap policy.
Enrollees Could Save Almost 20% over Original Medicare and 45% Over Medigap
Cigna s new #ExpressTXT allows agents to send a simple text message with a customer s zip code, age and gender and immediately receive premium rates for available Medigap insurance plans as well as a quote for Final Expense Whole Life insurance.
But we still find the Medigap market to be a thriving one, with nearly 70 percent of our client base opting for these traditional and comprehensive plans.
The next section, on Medicare supplement insurance, is divided into four parts: FAQs on Medicare coverage with detailed answers; steps to follow when selecting a Medigap policy; tables illustrating the typical annual premiums charged for Plan A through Plan L; and an index of Medigap insurers, listed alphabetically by name with complete contact info.
In an effort to both transform Medicare cost sharing and internalize the provision of Medigap benefits through a comprehensive Medicare benefits option, Davis et al.
As a result, insurance policies, called Medigap policies or Medicare supplement policies, are available to cover required coinsurance payments, copayments, and deductibles.
Beneficiaries have the option to purchase Medigap coverage, a form of defined, regulated supplemental insurance that generally pays the 20 percent portion of what Medicare approves but does not pay.
About 89 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have some form of supplemental insurance; with 23 percent of beneficiaries covered by individually purchased Medigap plans (Laschober 2004).
Usually, Medicare and Medigap policies cover some of the first 100 days of nursing home care.