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Medigap Insurance in Georgia

Medigap insurance can be found in similar forms in not only Georgia but also every state around our nation. Medigap refers to the private supplemental health insurance plans that are sold to those receiving benefits from Medicare in order to cover medical expenses that are not covered by Medicare, or are only partially covered by it. The name Medigap derives from the idea that this insurance is bought in order to cover the “gaps” in Medicare.

In order to be eligible to purchase Medigap in Georgia, a person must be previously enrolled in part A and part B of Medicare. A person can obtain a Medigap plan on a guaranteed issue basis (that is, with no medical screening required) during the open enrollment period, which begins within 6 months of turning 65, or when enrolling in Medicare Part B at 65 or older. Outside of this open enrollment period, a medical screening or an additional statement from the physician might be necessary for the insurance company to issue a policy. For those under the age of 65, purchasing Medigap insurance is more tricky. Private companies are not required to sell Medigap policies to people under 65, and even if they do, they may use medical screenings. Despite this, many states require that any private insurers offering Medigap offer at least one plan to those receiving Medicare under the age of 65.

It is also important to note that Medigap insurance is not compatible with some other types of Medicare coverage – for example, if you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you would not be able to reap any benefits by purchasing a Medigap plan.

If you are planning on purchasing Medigap in Georgia, it is important to research the options you have available to you. By contacting Georgia Medicare Supplements for a free quote today, we can bring you well on your way to purchasing the best plan for your condition.

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