Modern Day Medigap

An in-depth look at the popular insurance offering that protects consumers from the out-of-pocket costs that come from the gaps in Medicare coverage

$8.00 + your state filing fee
4 Credit Hours

This course favors health insurance agents but is applied as general credit for all agents.

COURSE DIFFICULTY

INTERMEDIATE
This course covers the following topics:
  • In this course, we’ll do a brief review of all the parts of Medicare: Parts A, B, C, and D in order to understand the holes in coverage that can be filled by Medigap insurance.
  • We’ll examine the history of Medigap coverage, important legislation impacting Medigap, statistics relating to the popularity of Medigap today, as well as the benefits provided from various policies.
  • We’ll discuss some ethical and legal considerations insurance producers must take into account as they market and sell Medigap plans to consumers today.

Summary

Today, Medicare Supplement insurance, or Medigap insurance, is a very popular insurance product protecting consumers from the out-of-pocket costs that derive from gaps in Medicare coverage. In this course, we’ll do a brief review of all the parts of Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D in order to understand the holes in those coverage that can be filled by Medigap insurance. We’ll also discuss the history of Medigap coverage, important legislation impacting Medigap, statistics relating to the popularity of Medigap today, as well as the benefits provided from various policies. We’ll end the course with discussing some ethical and legal considerations insurance producers must take into account as they market and sell Medigap plans to consumers today.

Outline

1. All About Medicare

  • 1.1 Overview
  • 1.2 Purpose of the Course
  • 1.3 A Brief History of Medicare
  • 1.4 Medicare 101: The Basics
  • 1.5 Medicare Part A
  • 1.6 Medicare Part B
  • 1.7 The “Gaps” of Medicare Parts A and B
  • 1.8 Summary
  • Affidavit of Personal Responsibility
  • Chapter 1 Quiz

2. Expanding Medicare with Parts C and D

  • 2.1 Overview
  • 2.2 Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)
  • 2.3 Medicare Part D (Prescription Drugs)
  • 2.4 Summary
  • Chapter 2 Quiz

3. Bridging the Gaps: Medicare Supplement Insurance

  • 3.1 Overview
  • 3.10 Summary
  • 3.2 History of Medigap Insurance Legislation
  • 3.3 Changes in Medigap Policies Through The Years
  • 3.4 Medigap Policies Standardized Benefits
  • 3.5 Coverage B – Features Applicable to the Claims Made Form Only
  • 3.6 Medigap Enrollment
  • 3.7 Comparison with Medicare Advantage Plans
  • 3.8 State of Medigap Today
  • 3.9 Medicare Select Policies
  • Chapter 3 Quiz

4. Selling Medigap Insurance

  • 4.1 Overview
  • 4.10 Medigap Supplement Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions
  • 4.11 Summary
  • 4.2 Medigap Policy Requirements
  • 4.3 Factors for Consumers to Consider When Purchasing Medigap Insurance
  • 4.4 Medigap Plans and Medical Underwriting
  • 4.5 Medigap Pricing Restrictions
  • 4.6 Medigap Required Disclosures
  • 4.7 Sales and Marketing Medigap Policies
  • 4.8 Determining Suitability
  • 4.9 Producer Compensation
  • Chapter 4 Quiz

Final Exam

  • Final Exam

FAQ

Q: What should I expect from this online course?

A: We use a unique system to help you learn the material easily. Our online courses present you with information in large type that is easy to read. We highlight key items in gray and quiz you after each chapter to make sure you are learning critical information. You may review the material as much as you want before taking your required online, multiple-choice exam. Passing the exam proves your proficiency in that subject to your state’s governing authority.

Q: Can I print my online course materials and test questions?

A: According to the state authority, it is not permissible to print or download any course material or exam questions. However, you are free to access all online courses from our website anytime.

Q: How long does it take to complete an online course?

A: The time required to complete an online course varies from student to student, but it roughly approximates the number of credit hours awarded for the course. You must pass an online, multiple-choice exam. Passing the exam proves your proficiency in that subject to your state’s governing authority.

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