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Medicare terms

Learn more about Medicare. Start with these definitions.

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grievance

Enrollees in a Medicare health plan may file a grievance if they are unsatisfied with their treatment by those who administer their health plan. Conversely, an enrollee would file an appeal to complain about a treatment decision or service that is denied coverage.

guaranteed issue rights

Guaranteed issue rights – also known as “Medigap protections” – require insurance carriers by law to offer you a Medigap policy, prohibiting it from denying you coverage or charging you more for coverage based on reasons that include pre-existing conditions.

guaranteed renewable

Guaranteed renewable refers to a health plan in which the insurer is required to renew the policy if the policy holder has been consistently paid the policy premiums.