You should enroll in a Medigap policy (Medicare Supplement plan) because it gives you peace of mind from the financial exposure of Original Medicare out-of-pocket costs (it can be significant!). Note, however, that you may not need a Medigap insurance policy if you have other coverage, such as an employer group health insurance.
When is the ideal time to enroll in a Medigap Policy?
The best to enroll in a Medicare Supplement Plan is during the Open Enrollment Period. This is the six-month period after you’ve applied for Medicare Part B. During this time period, the insurance company cannot deny you any insurance policy it sells, cannot delay your coverage, and cannot raise their rates based on your medical history.
If you apply for a Medigap policy after the Open Enrollment Period, insurance companies may use medical underwriting to decide whether to accept your application, raise your rate, and/or impose a pre-existing condition waiting period.
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