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It can be intimidating, but the payoff for your effort is potential savings of hundreds to thousands of dollars...Americans enrolled in Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and the disabled, can make changes in
America's seniors to make some difficult and important decisions about one of the most complex, confusing, and costly aspects of their life. This is the once-a-year opportunity for seniors who have Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug
29 pm WellPoint, one of the nation's largest health insurers and the parent company of Blue Shield, has withdrawn a Medicare Advantage health plan that enrolled 1,252 persons in Sonoma County, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) established a Medicare Advantage (MA) pay-for-performance program that, early evidence suggests, may be yielding results. Data from plans shows significant improvement from 2010 to 2011 on
This week, it's about the other side of open enrollment: Medicare coverage, which is primarily for retirees ages 65 and older. If that's you, your open enrollment season started Oct. 15 and runs through Dec...To get some clarity, we talked with Nancy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Wednesday that two big insurers have canceled Medicare Advantage plans in Clark County for the upcoming year. Medicare Advantage is private, supplemental insurance that covers benefits Medicare doesn'
If you have Original Medicare and a Medicare supplement (also known as Medigap), you can change your Medicare supplement at any time of the year; open enrollment does not apply to that scenario. However, Medicare Advantage is in lieu of the
I keep hearing rumors that the federal government will stop reimbursing Medicare Advantage plans in a year or two and people insured under these plans will have to look for new insurance...Variations of this question arrive in my mailbox on a regular
00 pm Dana Goldman is the director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. Adam Leive is a graduate student at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kansas Medicare beneficiaries should be alert to potential scams surrounding sign-up activity for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance. The open-enrollment period for Medicare