If you are approaching 65 years of age, one thing to consider as you are making important healthcare decisions is Medigap. Medigap is Medicare Supplement Insurance that helps fill in the "gaps" with A & B and it is sold by private insurance companies.
Original Medicare pays for much, but not all, of the cost for covered health care services and supplies. A Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy can help pay some of the remaining health care costs, like:
Some Medigap policies also cover services that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like medical care when you travel outside the U.S. If you have Original Medicare and you buy a Medigap policy, here's what happens:
9 things to know about Medigap policies
Medigap policies don't cover everything. they generally don't cover:
Some types of insurance aren't Medigap plans, they include:
Visit Medicare.gov for more information!
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