Both “medigap” and Medicare Advantage plans are often referred to as “supplemental insurance” plans in Medicare articles and literature. This language is confusing and somewhat misleading. Do you understand the difference?
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Starting on January 1, 2011, Medicare patients can plan to see a primary care physician every year for a physical, with no concern about payment. If you are new to Medicare, you will be covered with a one-time “Welcome of Medicare” exam.