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What is a cost-sharing Medigap policy?

There are two types of standardized Medigap policies that feature cost sharing. Plan K covers 50% of the cost of the basic Medigap benefits, including...

Can a Medigap insurance company delay coverage of a condition?

Why is the Medigap insurance company delaying coverage of my diabetes? I signed up during my Initial Enrollment Period...

Does medicare.gov have a plan finder for Medigap policies?

Let’s say that medicare.gov offers a starting point for finding Medigap policies, also known as Medigap plans. Here’s what you need to know...

What is a Medigap policy?

A Medigap policy, also known as Medicare Supplement Insurance, is a health insurance policy sold by private companies to fill gaps in Original Medicare coverage...

Can you save money by dropping a Medigap policy?

I have a Medicare supplement plan that costs almost $200 a month. I believe that if I drop this plan and switch to Medicare Advantage, I will save money...

How do insurance companies price Medigap policies?

The cost of Medigap policies can vary widely. One reason: Insurance companies have three ways of pricing policies...

What does “accepting assignment” mean?

Accepting assignment is a real concern for those who have Original Medicare coverage...

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What is a Medicare SELECT plan?

A Medicare SELECT plan is Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap policy) that functions like a managed care plan. These plans can be any of the standardized Medigap policies...

Can I keep a Medigap policy I bought many years ago?

Here is a question about the many changes in Medigap policies over the last four years...

What should I know about benefit periods for Original Medicare?

Benefit periods are a key part of the payment structure for Original Medicare. A benefit period begins the day of admission to a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF)...

What is Medicare Part F?

Medicare has four official parts: Part A, hospital insurance, Part B, medical insurance, Part C, Medicare Advantage...