What's Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)?

Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) is extra insurance you can buy from a private health insurance company to help pay your share of out-of-pocket costs in Original Medicare .

Generally, you must have Original Medicare – Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance) – to buy a Medigap policy.

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Get Medigap basics

Learn what Medigap covers, how it works, and general costs.

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Learn when and how to buy, switch, or drop a policy.