Medicare 101: What is Medigap?

Your beginner’s guide to Medicare Supplemental Coverage.

Medicare Supplement

(Medigap)

What is it?

Medicare Supplement plans, sometimes called Medigap plans, are private insurance policies that you can add to your existing Original Medicare plan (Parts A and B). 

What does it cover?

Medigap helps pay for some costs not covered by Original Medicare, such as:

  • Copayments
  • Coinsurance
  • Deductibles

All you have to pay is a small premium, and unlike other Medicare plans, there are no network restrictions.

Who is eligible?

You may be eligible for a Medicare Supplement plan if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You qualify for both Medicare Part A and Part B
  2. You live in an area where your insurance provider offers Medicare Supplement plans

Remember: if you need extra help deciding which plan you should enroll in, you can always talk to a licensed Medicare agent for free, with no commitment required on your part. Just call 833-716-0673 today for help.

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