Medicare Supplements

Medicare Supplements have been in existence since shortly after the introduction of Medicare in the 1960s. Medicare Supplements fill the gaps of Original Medicare, which normally equal approximately 20% of the Medicare usual and customary charges. Medicare Supplements, also referred to as Medigap plans, always function secondary to Medicare; meaning Medicare will pay its portion of the healthcare claim first, and the Medicare Supplement will pay second.

Here are a few useful facts about Medicare Supplements: