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Beneficiaries with ESRD Can Enroll in Medicare Advantage Plans in 2021

Posted by Paul Rose on 6/10/20 9:23 AM

Big news! Starting in 2021, Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) will be allowed to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans. This is a significant change that will have major impacts on both the healthcare choices of ESRD patients and Medicare Advantage spending.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Advantage and ESRD

New Medicare Advantage Benefits Now Available

Posted by Paul Rose on 4/22/20 3:37 PM

What should health insurance cover? There are some obvious answers – like doctor visits, hospital stays, essential lab tests and prescription drugs. Then there are some “nice to haves” – like grocery delivery, transportation to the doctor’s office and a gym membership. These extra services can certainly contribute to good health, but they aren’t normally covered by health insurance.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Advantage Benefits

New Arizona Medicare Advantage Plans with LTC Benefit

Posted by Mari Tautimes on 10/15/18 4:07 PM

Many Medicare beneficiaries have been disappointed to learn that Medicare does not provide long-term care benefits. Now, some of that disappointment could be ending. Thanks to new rules from CMS, Medicare Advantage plans can now offer some long-term care benefits.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage, Medicare Advantage Plans with LTC Benefit, long-term care benefits, long-term care, ltc

Be Ready for Questions about the New Open Enrollment Period

Posted by Paul Rose on 10/9/18 4:08 PM

Medicare has a new open enrollment period. Starting in 2019, the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period will run between January 1 and March 31. This is a big change for both Medicare insurance agents and Medicare enrollees.

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Topics: Medicare Advantage, New Open Enrollment Period

Significant Changes Proposed for Medicare Advantage Plans

Posted by Jean A. Lentsch on 2/7/18 11:31 AM

Changes could be coming to Medicare. CMS published a proposed rule that would make significant changes to Medicare Advantage. Although the proposed changes are intended to provide more flexibility, some concerns have already been raised.

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Topics: Changes proposed for Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Advantage

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