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What is covered by Medigap?

Generally, standard Medigap policies cover some or all of the cost of:

• Your Part A deductible and coinsurance (i.e. the 20 percent Medicare  doesn't cover) for hospital stays
• Your portion of your doctor’s bills for Part B services
• The first three pints of blood annually, if needed
• Hospice care coinsurance

Medigap plans do not cover:

• Long-term care to help you bathe, dress, eat or use the bathroom
• Vision care, eyeglasses, hearing aids or dental care
• Private-duty nursing
• Prescription drugs, or any out-of-pocket costs for Part D plans

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