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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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2000) stated that Medigap premiums vary widely not only from state to state and city to city, but insurer to insurer.
Over 13 million Americans have Medicare Supplement or Medigap insurance and with 10,000 Americans turning 65 daily, the number is growing," shares Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI).
About 31% of Medicare fee-for-service enrollees use Medigap coverage from private insurers, with an average annual premium of $2,400 per enrollee.
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.
The most popular Medigap plan is Part F because it provides the most comprehensive coverage.
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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.
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.
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.
Charges for Medigap policies and Part D plans vary widely, depending on the benefits they offer, but the combined cost can be thousands of dollars per year.