What is gap insurance?

Here, “gap” insurance refers to a category of supplemental health insurance products. These types of plans may pay lump sum benefits when you experience a covered accident or illness. This type of plan is designed to supplement your major medical insurance plan coverage, not replace it.

Generally, gap health insurance benefits can help cover out-of-pocket expenses (such as deductibles, copayments or coinsurance) that you may incur before your major medical insurance plan begins paying its share of your covered expenses.

Please note that the type of supplemental gap insurance described here is not the same thing as a Medicare Supplement (“Medigap”) plan. Individuals that are not eligible for Medicare may still be able to obtain a supplemental gap policy.