Adjective "medigap" definition and examples

(Medigap may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛdɪɡap/

Definitions and examples

noun

Any of various limited forms of U.S. private health insurance which pays for medical services additional to those covered by the government health insurance plans. Usually attributive.

    More definitions

    1. (sometimes initial capital letter) private health insurance that supplements coverage for people already covered by government insurance.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "policies can be medigap."

    Origin

    1960s; earliest use found in The Oakland Tribune. From medi- + gap, after Medicare.