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Business Wire
John Muir Health’s Physician Network Earns Top Ranking from the California Association of Physician Groupsmembers participated in the self-assessment, covering 11.6 million people in th
John Muir Health’s Physician Network Earns Top Ranking from the California Association of Physician Groups
Business Wire / Posted 18 hours ago
members participated in the self-assessment, covering 11.6 million people in the commercial line of business, including Medicare Advantage, along with an additional estimated 3.1 million individuals in government programs. “This survey is truly... Read more
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Reuters
Illinois insurance regulator approves Aetna purchase of Humanalast summer and it is under review by the Justice Department, which is looking
Illinois insurance regulator approves Aetna purchase of Humana
Reuters / Posted 19 hours ago
last summer and it is under review by the Justice Department, which is looking at competition concerns around its combined Medicare Advantage business for older people and the disabled. In Illinois, Medicare Advantage plans, in which private... Read more
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Business Insurance
Another state approves Aetna acquisition of Humanaand it is under review by the U.S. Department of Justice, which is looking at c
Another state approves Aetna acquisition of Humana
Business Insurance / Posted 19 hours ago
and it is under review by the U.S. Department of Justice, which is looking at competition concerns around its combined Medicare Advantage business for older people and the disabled. In Illinois, Medicare Advantage plans, in which private... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Illinois insurance regulator approves Aetna purchase of Humanaand it is under review by the U.S. Department of Justice, which is looking at c
Illinois insurance regulator approves Aetna purchase of Humana
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 20 hours ago
and it is under review by the U.S. Department of Justice, which is looking at competition concerns around its combined Medicare Advantage business for older people and the disabled. In Illinois, Medicare Advantage plans, in which private... Read more
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MLive.com
Health insurer's limit on insulin pumps worries patientsrelearn all this,'" he said. UnitedHealth's Migliori said the change won't aff
Health insurer's limit on insulin pumps worries patients
MLive.com / Posted 21 hours ago
relearn all this,'" he said. UnitedHealth's Migliori said the change won't affect everyone right away. It doesn't apply to Medicare Advantage customers or those 18 and under. Rodenberg-Lewis would rather just have the option to keep to her pump... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
BCBS to sell services to smaller Blues plansof baby boomers retiring every year, health insurers like Blue Cross and Health
BCBS to sell services to smaller Blues plans
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 2 days ago
of baby boomers retiring every year, health insurers like Blue Cross and Health Alliance Plan have been targeting growth in Medicare Advantage — a federal program that contracts with private insurers to offer managed care services to seniors — as a... Read more
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FOX Business
55 Facts and Figures About Retirement You'll Want to Knowyou earn more than $85,000 individually, or $170,000 as a couple, you could be
55 Facts and Figures About Retirement You'll Want to Know
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
you earn more than $85,000 individually, or $170,000 as a couple, you could be subject to Part B or Part D surcharges. 51. Medicare Advantage is an alternative to original Medicare that 30% of Americans have chosen, up from 13% in 2005. 52.... Read more
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FOX Business
55 Facts and Figures About Retirement You'll Want to Knowyou earn more than $85,000 individually, or $170,000 as a couple, you could be
55 Facts and Figures About Retirement You'll Want to Know
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
you earn more than $85,000 individually, or $170,000 as a couple, you could be subject to Part B or Part D surcharges. 51. Medicare Advantage is an alternative to original Medicare that 30% of Americans have chosen, up from 13% in 2005. 52.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Insurer restricts patients' choicesrelearn all this,'" he said. UnitedHealth's Migliori said the change won't aff
Insurer restricts patients' choices
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
relearn all this,'" he said. UnitedHealth's Migliori said the change won't affect everyone right away. It doesn't apply to Medicare Advantage customers or those 18 and under. Rodenberg-Lewis would rather just have the option to keep her pump when... Read more
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Marshall Independent
6 facts you might not know about Medicaredurable medical equipment, home health services and qualified preventive servic
6 facts you might not know about Medicare
Marshall Independent / Posted 3 days ago
durable medical equipment, home health services and qualified preventive services, among other related expenses. Part C (Medicare Advantage plans) provides Part A, Part B and usually prescription drug coverage from private insurers. You must be... Read more
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TribLIVE
Insurer limits device options for diabetics who use pumpsall this,' ” he said. UnitedHealth's Migliori said the change won't affect eve
Insurer limits device options for diabetics who use pumps
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
all this,' ” he said. UnitedHealth's Migliori said the change won't affect everyone right away. It doesn't apply to Medicare Advantage customers or those 18 and under. Rodenberg-Lewis would rather just have the option to keep to her pump... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Aetna, Humana Extend Acquisition DeadlineJustice with unspecified information, she said. The proposed deal with Humana
Aetna, Humana Extend Acquisition Deadline
Hartford Courant / Posted 3 days ago
Justice with unspecified information, she said. The proposed deal with Humana would give Aetna a major role in the growing Medicare Advantage business, which offers privately run versions of the federally funded health care program for the elderly... Read more
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Salon.com
Health insurer’s limit on insulin pumps worries patientsrelearn all this,'” he said. UnitedHealth’s Migliori said the change won’t aff
Health insurer’s limit on insulin pumps worries patients
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
relearn all this,'” he said. UnitedHealth’s Migliori said the change won’t affect everyone right away. It doesn’t apply to Medicare Advantage customers or those 18 and under. Rodenberg-Lewis would rather just have the option to keep to her pump... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Health insurer's limit on insulin pumps worries patientsrelearn all this,'" he said. UnitedHealth's Migliori said the change won't aff
Health insurer's limit on insulin pumps worries patients
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 3 days ago
relearn all this,'" he said. UnitedHealth's Migliori said the change won't affect everyone right away. It doesn't apply to Medicare Advantage customers or those 18 and under. Rodenberg-Lewis would rather just have the option to keep to her pump... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Health insurer's limit on insulin pumps worries patientsrelearn all this,'" he said. UnitedHealth's Migliori said the change won't aff
Health insurer's limit on insulin pumps worries patients
Brandon Sun / Posted 3 days ago
relearn all this,'" he said. UnitedHealth's Migliori said the change won't affect everyone right away. It doesn't apply to Medicare Advantage customers or those 18 and under. Rodenberg-Lewis would rather just have the option to keep to her pump... Read more
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The Hill
Health insurance mergers put consumers lastThe Aetna-Humana merger is less of a concentration threat when examined geograp
Health insurance mergers put consumers last
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
The Aetna-Humana merger is less of a concentration threat when examined geography by geography but overly consolidates the Medicare Advantage market. There are no scale economies, even in information technology investment, that can justify mergers... Read more
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Hartford Courant
California Insurance Commissioner Calls Aetna-Humana Deal Anti-Competitiveproposed cash-and-stock deal with the Louisville-based Humana would give Hartfo
California Insurance Commissioner Calls Aetna-Humana Deal Anti-Competitive
Hartford Courant / Posted 4 days ago
proposed cash-and-stock deal with the Louisville-based Humana would give Hartford-based Aetna a major role in the growing Medicare Advantage business. It offers privately run versions of the federally funded health care program for the elderly and... Read more
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New York Post
California regulator calls on DOJ to block health insurance mega-mergerin the state’s already heavily concentrated health insurance market. In partic
California regulator calls on DOJ to block health insurance mega-merger
New York Post / Posted 4 days ago
in the state’s already heavily concentrated health insurance market. In particular, it would affect seniors who rely on Medicare Advantage. A merged Aetna-Humana would have 26 percent of all Advantage enrollees in the US, more than any other... Read more
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Business Insurance
Senate Democrats ask DOJ to block health insurer mergersthe letter states. In particular, the senators said the merger between Aetna I
Senate Democrats ask DOJ to block health insurer mergers
Business Insurance / Posted 5 days ago
the letter states. In particular, the senators said the merger between Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. would harm the Medicare Advantage market, while the deal between Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. would diminish competition in both the Blue... Read more
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Market Watch
What investors should know about Medicare cost cuts expected in 2017Wednesday the effect wouldn’t be significant. “Even if IPAB is triggered in fu
What investors should know about Medicare cost cuts expected in 2017
Market Watch / Posted 5 days ago
Wednesday the effect wouldn’t be significant. “Even if IPAB is triggered in future years, we see the downside risk for [Medicare Advantage] and Part D plans as manageable given it is one line item in a broader more comprehensive rate notice for... Read more
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FOX Business
The Dow's 3 Cheapest Stocks Based on the PEG Ratio252 million scripts. The company's Medicare and Retirement segment also grew by
The Dow's 3 Cheapest Stocks Based on the PEG Ratio
FOX Business / Posted 5 days ago
252 million scripts. The company's Medicare and Retirement segment also grew by 10%, with revenue jumping to $14.1 billion. Medicare Advantage continues to be a steadily growing segment for UnitedHealth. The long-term outlook for UnitedHealth is... Read more
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FOX Business
The Dow's 3 Cheapest Stocks Based on the PEG Ratio252 million scripts. The company's Medicare and Retirement segment also grew by
The Dow's 3 Cheapest Stocks Based on the PEG Ratio
FOX Business / Posted 5 days ago
252 million scripts. The company's Medicare and Retirement segment also grew by 10%, with revenue jumping to $14.1 billion. Medicare Advantage continues to be a steadily growing segment for UnitedHealth. The long-term outlook for UnitedHealth is... Read more
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Business Wire
Universal American Corp. Announces Pricing of $100 Million Private Offering of Convertible Senior Notes and Stock Repurchasetransaction will ultimately be consummated; the impact of the Centers for Medic
Universal American Corp. Announces Pricing of $100 Million Private Offering of Convertible Senior Notes and Stock Repurchase
Business Wire / Posted 6 days ago
transaction will ultimately be consummated; the impact of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) final Medicare Advantage reimbursement rates for calendar year 2017 could have a material adverse effect on Universal American’s MA... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
How Medicare handles second medical opinionsreferral from your doctor to get one. Medicare will even pay 80 percent for a t
How Medicare handles second medical opinions
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
referral from your doctor to get one. Medicare will even pay 80 percent for a third opinion, if the first two differ. Most Medicare Advantage plans cover second opinions too, but you may need to follow certain steps to get it paid for. For example,... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
UnitedHealthcare drops Obamacare plans at Hackensack University Medical Centerby an insurance plan are not against the law. In 2013, UnitedHealthcare dropped
UnitedHealthcare drops Obamacare plans at Hackensack University Medical Center
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 7 days ago
by an insurance plan are not against the law. In 2013, UnitedHealthcare dropped thousands of doctors in 10 states from its Medicare Advantage plans because of financial pressures, leaving beneficiaries confused during the enrollment period about... Read more
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Daily Record
How Medicare handles second medical opinionsreferral from your doctor to get one. Medicare will even pay 80 percent for a t
How Medicare handles second medical opinions
Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
referral from your doctor to get one. Medicare will even pay 80 percent for a third opinion, if the first two differ. Most Medicare Advantage plans cover second opinions too, but you may need to follow certain steps to get it paid for. For example,... Read more
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Silicon Valley
California regulator approves Aetna-Humana mergerhealth initiatives. The proposed $35 billion cash-and-stock deal would make Ae
California regulator approves Aetna-Humana merger
Silicon Valley / Posted 7 days ago
health initiatives. The proposed $35 billion cash-and-stock deal would make Aetna a sizeable player in the rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business, which offers privately run versions of the federally funded health care program for the elderly... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Aetna-Humana merger gets California regulator's approvalproposed $35-billion cash-and-stock deal would make Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna
Aetna-Humana merger gets California regulator's approval
Los Angeles Times / Posted 7 days ago
proposed $35-billion cash-and-stock deal would make Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna a sizable player in the rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business, which offers privately run versions of the federally funded healthcare program for the elderly... Read more
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Hartford Courant
California Regulator Approves Aetna-Humana Dealhealth initiatives. The proposed $35 billion cash-and-stock deal would make Ae
California Regulator Approves Aetna-Humana Deal
Hartford Courant / Posted 7 days ago
health initiatives. The proposed $35 billion cash-and-stock deal would make Aetna a sizeable player in the rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business, which offers privately run versions of the federally funded health care program for the elderly... Read more
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KTVN Reno
California regulator approves Aetna-Humana mergerhealth initiatives. The proposed $35 billion cash-and-stock deal would make Ae
California regulator approves Aetna-Humana merger
KTVN Reno / Posted 7 days ago
health initiatives. The proposed $35 billion cash-and-stock deal would make Aetna a sizeable player in the rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business, which offers privately run versions of the federally funded health care program for the elderly... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California regulator approves Aetna-Humana mergerhealth initiatives. The proposed $35 billion cash-and-stock deal would make Ae
California regulator approves Aetna-Humana merger
The Record Searchlight / Posted 7 days ago
health initiatives. The proposed $35 billion cash-and-stock deal would make Aetna a sizeable player in the rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business, which offers privately run versions of the federally funded health care program for the elderly... Read more
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FOX Business
3 Medicare Mistakes That Could Be Costing You a Fortunedrugs for seniors with low to moderate income. Image source: Getty Images.2. N
3 Medicare Mistakes That Could Be Costing You a Fortune
FOX Business / Posted 9 days ago
drugs for seniors with low to moderate income. Image source: Getty Images.2. Not comparing original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage The second mistake Medicare-eligible members make is failing to compare original Medicare and Medicare... Read more
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FOX Business
3 Medicare Mistakes That Could Be Costing You a Fortunedrugs for seniors with low to moderate income. Image source: Getty Images.2. N
3 Medicare Mistakes That Could Be Costing You a Fortune
FOX Business / Posted 9 days ago
drugs for seniors with low to moderate income. Image source: Getty Images.2. Not comparing original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage The second mistake Medicare-eligible members make is failing to compare original Medicare and Medicare... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
New health plan announced with no copays for primary carevice president of business development and innovation. Harken Health offers a
New health plan announced with no copays for primary care
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
vice president of business development and innovation. Harken Health offers a fresh take on a concept popularized by Medicare Advantage plans — the privately managed Medicare upgrade insurance popular among seniors, said Allan Baumgarten, an... Read more
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FOX Business
How Would Hillary Clinton Change Medicare?Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare supplement policies sold by pri
How Would Hillary Clinton Change Medicare?
FOX Business / Posted 10 days ago
Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare supplement policies sold by private insurers. Another 21% are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan offered by private insurers.If Clinton's plan is put into effect, it could mean that Americans pay... Read more
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FOX Business
How Would Hillary Clinton Change Medicare?Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare supplement policies sold by pri
How Would Hillary Clinton Change Medicare?
FOX Business / Posted 10 days ago
Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare supplement policies sold by private insurers. Another 21% are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan offered by private insurers.If Clinton's plan is put into effect, it could mean that Americans pay... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Some bargainan average increase of 17.7 percent in their annual premiums next year. Some sa
Some bargain
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
an average increase of 17.7 percent in their annual premiums next year. Some savings. Then there's the steady erosion in Medicare Advantage, a sensible program that this administration continues to butcher--to the tune of $156 billion over a... Read more
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examiner.com
Medicare Supplement Plan: Making a smart choiceleads you to the next step which is deciding how to insure the uncovered costs.
Medicare Supplement Plan: Making a smart choice
examiner.com / Posted 10 days ago
leads you to the next step which is deciding how to insure the uncovered costs. If you are a retiree, you can purchase a Medicare Advantage Plan (MA) or get coverage through Medicare Part C. The purchase of such coverage can be done through... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Study finds nearly half of older Americans spend heavily on end-of-life carestudied. The study did not account for prescription drug and out-of-pocket spe
Study finds nearly half of older Americans spend heavily on end-of-life care
News-Medical-Net / Posted 10 days ago
studied. The study did not account for prescription drug and out-of-pocket spending, nor data on seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans managed by private companies. Another recent U-M study found that Medicare Advantage participants... Read more
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Orange County Register
An improper use of taxpayer dollarsHeadlines like “Audit: Feds approved benefits to kids with fake disabilities” a
An improper use of taxpayer dollars
Orange County Register / Posted 11 days ago
Headlines like “Audit: Feds approved benefits to kids with fake disabilities” and “Yet another whistleblower alleges Medicare Advantage fraud” are frighteningly common. Yet, the inspector general’s report about parents who “coached” their kids to... Read more
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Philly.com
Alzheimer's: Why actuaries shouldn't bet on a cureMarriott Downtown. Their job is to predict risks and costs. They were treated t
Alzheimer's: Why actuaries shouldn't bet on a cure
Philly.com / Posted 11 days ago
Marriott Downtown. Their job is to predict risks and costs. They were treated to workshops with titles like New Topics in Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment, Updates on NAIC Health RBC Formula and ACA Impact, How Best Practices Became an... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
CareSource expansion to create 100 new jobs in Daytonago.” CareSource currently serves more than 1.5 million members in four states
CareSource expansion to create 100 new jobs in Dayton
Dayton Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
ago.” CareSource currently serves more than 1.5 million members in four states. This includes 1.3 million Medicaid members in Ohio. In Indiana, 27,000 Hoosiers are enrolled in CareSource Marketplace and Medicare Advantage health plans in I... Read more
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Business Wire
Humana and Mount Sinai Health Partners Create Improved Care Modelmodel is aimed at creating healthier outcomes and improving care collaboration,
Humana and Mount Sinai Health Partners Create Improved Care Model
Business Wire / Posted 11 days ago
model is aimed at creating healthier outcomes and improving care collaboration, while reducing health care costs for Humana Medicare Advantage members. Value-based care is a growing national trend representing a shift away from the historic health... Read more
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Business Wire
Fallon Health Selects McKesson Diagnostics Exchangeranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National C
Fallon Health Selects McKesson Diagnostics Exchange
Business Wire / Posted 11 days ago
ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit http://www.fallonhealth.org. About McKessonMcKesson... Read more
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FOX Business
Is Medicare Enrollment Automatic?types of Medicare plans, too, such as if you want to drop Part A and Part B cov
Is Medicare Enrollment Automatic?
FOX Business / Posted 12 days ago
types of Medicare plans, too, such as if you want to drop Part A and Part B coverage and switch to Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage plans. You might be able to delay enrolling, too, in certain circumstances, while avoiding the penalty --... Read more
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FOX Business
Is Medicare Enrollment Automatic?types of Medicare plans, too, such as if you want to drop Part A and Part B cov
Is Medicare Enrollment Automatic?
FOX Business / Posted 12 days ago
types of Medicare plans, too, such as if you want to drop Part A and Part B coverage and switch to Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage plans. You might be able to delay enrolling, too, in certain circumstances, while avoiding the penalty --... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Onondaga County, NY's GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stablethe county's decision to sell its former nursing home and to move its Medicare
Fitch Rates Onondaga County, NY's GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 13 days ago
the county's decision to sell its former nursing home and to move its Medicare eligible retirees and their dependents to a Medicare Advantage Plan as of August 2013 has lowered its annual other post-employment benefits (OPEB) cost and reduced its... Read more
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Investopedia
Top 4 Medicare Mistakes to Avoidwindow can result in surcharges on your future premiums and potential gaps in y
Top 4 Medicare Mistakes to Avoid
Investopedia / Posted 13 days ago
window can result in surcharges on your future premiums and potential gaps in your coverage. (For more, see: Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage: Which Is Better?) Assume your spouse is covered:Medicare coverage applies only on an individual basis.... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Costs Of Preventative Testingand behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet. These are all screenings
Costs Of Preventative Testing
The Post-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
and behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet. These are all screenings that Medicare covers. This means that your Medicare Advantage Plan will also cover these procedures. Watch for those screenings that are approved once every 12 months,... Read more
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FOX Business
5 Simple Ways to Effectively Lower Your Medicare Costscould be a smart investment that'll save you from unexpected out-of-pocket cost
5 Simple Ways to Effectively Lower Your Medicare Costs
FOX Business / Posted 15 days ago
could be a smart investment that'll save you from unexpected out-of-pocket costs. Image source: Medicare.gov.3. Consider a Medicare Advantage plan Another smart idea that could save you money is to consider the alternative to original Medicare, a... Read more
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