Medicare Supplement Articles

Do Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plans Cover Prescription Drugs?

As you may already know, there's only limited prescription drug coverage under Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. Part A may cover medications given to you as part of your inpatient treatment in a hospital. Part B may cover some medications administered to... Read more

Medigap Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions

People often ask me when the best time is to enroll in a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) policy. My answer is always the same: If you want the most plans available to you and especially if you have health issues, you should join a plan when you're first... Read more

What Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) Policies Cover

A Medigap policy is supplemental medical insurance that covers some of the costs of Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. There are currently 10 standardized Medigap plans and one high-deductible plan available in most states. Each plan is named with a... Read more

What Are Guaranteed-Issue Rights for the Medigap Open Enrollment Period?

If you're new to Medicare, you may have heard that you can get a Medigap (Medicare Supplement) plan with "guaranteed issue" in some situations, such as during your Medigap Open Enrollment Period. Many people with Original Medicare decide to get Medigap... Read more

Can I Use Any Doctor with a Medicare Supplement Plan?

Some people worry about whether they'll be able to use the doctor of their choice, or any doctor they want, when they start getting Medicare benefits. If you buy a Medicare Supplement plan to work alongside your Medicare coverage, you may generally have a... Read more

When Can I Cancel My Medicare Supplement plan?

You may have purchased a Medicare Supplement plan when you were first eligible because you know that Original Medicare has no out-of-pocket maximum and you were concerned about your out-of-pocket spending under Medicare. A Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan... Read more

Can I Be Turned Down for Medicare Supplement Insurance?

Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private insurance companies to work alongside your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) coverage and help cover out-of-pocket costs such as copayments, coinsurance and deductibles. These plans could help you save on... Read more

Can my Insurance Company Cancel my Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan?

Usually, Medicare Supplement (also called Medigap) plans are guaranteed renewable – that is, the insurance plan can't cancel your plan, except in certain cases. Medicare Supplement plans are offered by private insurance companies and may help you pay... Read more

Can I get Medicare Supplement Coverage if I Have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)?

Medicare is a government health insurance program. Original Medicare is made up of Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). To be eligible for Medicare, you must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident for at least five continuous years.... Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Get a Medicare Supplement Plan

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans are sold privately to give you a range of choices for your health coverage needs. Medicare Supplement plans help pay Medicare Part A and Part B costs Original Medicare, the health coverage you can get when you turn 65 or... Read more




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