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What is Medigap?

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Medigap is extra health insurance that you buy from a private company to pay health care costs not covered by original Medicare, such as co-payments, deductibles, and health care if you travel outside the U.S. Medigap policies don't cover long-term care, dental care, vision care, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and private-duty nursing. Most plans don't cover prescription drugs.

You pay a monthly premium for a Medigap policy.

From: Medicare: What Are Medigap Plans? WebMD Medical Reference

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Medicare.gov: ''Medicare & You 2019'' handbook.

 

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on November 10, 2018

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Medicare.gov: ''Medicare & You 2019'' handbook.

 

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on November 10, 2018

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