What is Medigap?

Medigap is Medicare Supplement Insurance. This is sold by private insurance companies. It helps pay some of the extra out of pocket costs that are not paid by Medicare. Some of these extra costs include co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance.A few key things to...

What is Medicare Supplement Insurance?

If you hear someone mention Medigap (or Med Supp), these nicknames refer to Medicare Supplement policies. Private companies sell Medicare Supplement insurance; its purpose is to fill gaps in Original Medicare coverage. Medicare Supplement insurance offers standardized...

When to Enroll in Medicare Supplement Insurance

The ideal time is during your Medicare Supplement Insurance Open Enrollment Period, or OEP. It starts the month you turn age 65 or older, and you are enrolled in Original Medicare Part B.Medicare Supplement policies cover individuals, not spouses or partners. Length...

Know Your Medicare Supplement Rights

First, keep in mind Medicare does not cover any Medicare Supplement policy costs. You pay a second premium for a Medicare Supplement. Furthermore, Medicare Supplement plans do not cover long-term care or nursing home care. Nor do they offer the option of so-called...

How to Enroll in a Medicare Supplement Plan

Before we begin, remember you must have Original Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and Part B (medical coverage) to purchase Medicare Supplement insurance. Its purpose is to help you with costs not covered by Parts A and B.There are specific times you can buy...

Learn Your Medicare Supplement ABCs

There are 10 Medicare Supplement plan types. Letters of the alphabet identify the various plans, and each plan represents a particular level of coverage.Here is something you probably did not know: cost is all that separates one company’s Medicare Supplement line from...