Medicare Supplement Articles

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

What’s the difference between Medicare Supplement plans and Medigap plans?

If you're wondering "What's the difference between Medicare Supplement and Medigap? Is a Medigap policy the same thing as a Medicare Supplement plan? What do these plans offer me in coverage?" then here is some information for you. Medicare Supplement plans... Read more

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Guaranteed Issue Rights

When you apply for a Medigap policy (Medicare Supplement insurance), you have certain rights, which, by federal law, can protect you from being denied coverage. If you already have a policy, you also have rights to protect you from having to keep a plan that... Read more

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

Do Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans cover foreign travel?

Does Medicare offer international coverage? If you're looking forward to traveling abroad in your retirement, you may be wondering if your Medicare coverage will take care of health-care needs you may have while in a foreign country. Original Medicare... 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

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

Medicare Supplement Plans and Medical Underwriting

Medical underwriting is a practice employed by private health insurers when determining if they will provide coverage to a prospective beneficiary. During the underwriting process, an applicant may be required to undergo a physical examination, and the... Read more

Medicare Plan Options for People with Low Incomes

Medigap plans, also called Medicare Supplement plans, can be helpful for people with lower incomes, as some Medigap plans cover many of the expenses that Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, does not cover. Such expenses can include copayments, coinsurance,... Read more

I’m retired – do I need Medicare Supplement insurance?

I am retired, do I qualify for Medicare? Are you retired and looking for health-care coverage? You may have various Medicare plan options available to you, including a Medicare Supplement plan. Keep in mind that Medicare eligibility is not tied to... Read more




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