medigap

noun

med·​i·​gap ˈme-də-ˌgap How to pronounce medigap (audio)
often capitalized, often attributive
: supplemental health insurance that covers costs (as of medical care or a hospital stay) not covered by Medicare

Word History

Etymology

Medicare + gap

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of medigap was in 1975

Dictionary Entries Near medigap

Cite this Entry

“Medigap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medigap. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

medigap

noun
med·​i·​gap ˈmed-ə-ˌgap How to pronounce medigap (audio)
often attributive
: supplemental health insurance that covers costs (as of medical care or a hospital stay) not covered by Medicare
medigap coverage
medigap plans
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