What are some special considerations for Medigap insurance?

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    The private insurer pays the healthcare provider the difference between the cost of the service and what Medicare covers. Most medicare supplemental insurance coverage companies get Part B claim data straight from the Medicare program. Plan payments to hospitals may occasionally reflect information from Medicare Part A claims, although this is unusual. If the policyholder so chooses, Medigap companies are obligated by Medicare to make direct payments to doctors who accept Medicare coverage.

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