Tag: medigap

Overwhelming Majority of Seniors Satisfied with Their Medigap Coverage

Ninety-four percent of seniors enrolled in Medigap are satisfied with their coverage, according to a new Purple Insights survey released by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Press Releases

The Value of Medigap

Medicare supplement (Medigap) insurance is private health insurance designed to supplement Medicare. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

Analysis: Imposing Limits to First-Dollar Coverage Would Increase Cost-Sharing for Medigap Policyholders

A new analysis from the Medicare Rights Center cautions policymakers against reforms that would increase costs for Medigap beneficiaries. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

Medigap Continues to Offer Financial Security and Peace of Mind to Millions of Medicare Beneficiaries

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new report entitled, “Medigap and Other Factors Are Associated with Higher Estimated Health Care Expenditures.” The analysis says, “estimated average total health care expenditures were higher for beneficiaries with Medigap” than for beneficiaries with traditional Medicare. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

New Report: Medigap Enrollment Continues to Increase

The House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing tomorrow on Medicare reform that will focus on proposals to modify beneficiary cost-sharing, including potential changes to Medigap coverage. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports

Policymakers, Stakeholders Propose Changes to Medigap Policies that Could Threaten Affordability

As Washington continues to look for ways to reduce the deficit and reform the nation’s entitlement programs, changes to Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) are being considered as part of these conversations. Continue reading

Posted in: On The Hill

Medigap: Providing Financial Protection and Peace of Mind to Medicare Benificiaries

Medigap coverage provides financial protection and peace of mind to nearly 10 million Medicare beneficiaries. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

Report Shows Value of Medigap for Rural and Low-Income Seniors

Low- and moderate-income Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those living in rural areas, continue to rely on the financial protection Medigap provides, according to a new report from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP Studies and Reports

Letter-to-the-Editor Emphasizes the Value of Medigap Coverage

Conversations continue to take place in Washington regarding policy changes that could impact Medigap. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP

NAIC Sends Letter to HHS Recommending No Additional Cost-Sharing for Medigap

A provision of the Affordable Care Act requires the Secretary of HHS to request that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) review and revise the benefit designs for Medigap Plans C and F to incorporate “nominal” cost-sharing. The NAIC today sent HHS a letter and recommended no additional cost-sharing for Medigap. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, Health Care Costs