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

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

(sometimes cap.) a supplemental health insurance that provides coverage for people whose government insurance benefits are insufficient.
[1975–80; medi (cal) + gap]
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n (US) → Zusatzkrankenversicherung f
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The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance is an advocacy and informational organization that conducts the national Medigap industry conference, hosts the nation's leading Find A Local Medicare Agent online directory, conducts and publishes studies and supports insurance professionals who offer Medigap coverage.
Rather than pay for all the things Medicare doesn't cover out of pocket, many choose to purchase supplemental insurance, known as ( Medigap policies .
As older employees approach 65, the age at which one is eligible for Medicare, they should learn all they can about Medicare and Medigap plans and the best ways to protect their health (and wallets).
To show the applicability of this approach, we study the asymmetric information in the Medigap health insurance market in the United States.
Government Accountability Office say modernizing the traditional Medicare fee-for-service program benefits design could help cut many enrollees' costs, discourage unnecessary use of care, and reduce demand for Medicare supplement (Medigap) insurance.
With respect to Medigap insurance & Medicare Advantage plans, readers will be able to understand what new Medigap policies are available (and old ones that aren't), compare Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans, and choose what's best for them.
Analysts at the Westlake Village, California-based group obtained 2017 Medigap quotes for a hypothetical 65-year-old man and a hypothetical 65-year-old woman in 10 major metropolitan areas.
These Medigap plans are regulated and standardized by the federal government.
The most popular Medigap plan is Part F because it provides the most comprehensive coverage.
"Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions" will prove invaluable for understanding Medigap insurance and Medicare Advantage plans, as well as what new Medigap policies are available (and old ones that aren't), comparing Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans, and ultimately choosing what's best.
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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.