Glossary

Medigap Insurance

Medigap insurance policies are sold by private insurance companies to fill “gaps” in fee-for-service Medicare. Except in Minnesota, Massachusetts and Wisconsin, there are 10 standardized policy designs, known as Plans A through J. Plans H, I and J include limited prescription drug coverage. No new Medigap policies that include drug coverage are now sold. Beneficiaries with existing Medigap policies that include drug coverage may maintain them if they wish. However, they may be subject to late enrollment penalties if they later want Part D drug benefits.