This guide helps people with Medicare understand Medigap (also called “Medicare Supplement Insurance”) policies. A Medigap policy is a type of private insurance that helps you pay for some of the costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover. Open Now
This Guide explains how Medicare works with other kinds of insurance
or coverage and who should pay your bills first. Some people with
Medicare have other insurance or coverage that must pay before
Medicare pays its share of your bill. Tell your doctor, hospital, and all other health providers about your other insurance or coverage to make sure your bills are sent to the right payer to avoid delays.
Knowing when you can get Medicare can sometimes be confusing. This tip sheet is designed to help you learn more about enrollment in the different parts of Medicare, including who can sign up, when you can sign up, and how the timing can affect your costs.