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2011-02-08 15:59:00

DALLAS, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare beneficiaries are reporting problems receiving medically required home medical equipment and services following the January 1, 2011 implementation of Medicare's new "competitive" bidding program in nine regions across the U.S., including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where 565,000 Medicare beneficiaries live. The bidding program is scheduled to start up in an additional 91 areas later this year including six metropolitan areas in...

2011-01-24 10:00:00

PHOENIX, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMetrix Research Inc., an independent research firm, today announced the selection of 23 Medicare Advantage plan websites for MedicareWebWatch certification. The announcement was made during the 8th Annual Medicare Congress in Phoenix, AZ. MedicareWebWatch certification recognizes excellence in Medicare plan website content, member connectivity, design and privacy assurance. The benchmark websites were selected from 137 Medicare Advantage...

2011-01-19 08:15:00

SHELTON, Conn., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Plan One urges seniors with Part C Medicare Advantage plans to review their options during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period, part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. This is the only time period where members can drop their plans, return to original Medicare and pick up a standalone Prescription Drug Plan. The Annual Enrollment period for 2011 ended December 31. The Open Enrollment period has been replaced by the Medicare...

2011-01-18 11:20:00

Seniors invited to select from Kaiser Permanente's Medical & Part D Prescription Drug Plans ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States on Jan. 1, 2011, began accepting enrollments for its Medicare Plus (Cost) Plans in conjunction with the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period. The disenrollment period is a new window created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow seniors to cancel their Medicare...

2011-01-07 00:00:48

Allsup outlines options Medicare recipients have to re-evaluate choices and change plans during first six weeks of 2011 Belleville, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011 Medicare annual enrollment ended Dec. 31, but people with Medicare Advantage plans can make certain coverage changes during the new disenrollment period, from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Medicare plan selection services and Social Security disability representation. The Affordable...

2010-12-15 15:31:00

SHELTON, Conn., Dec. 15 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Plan One, a general agent in the online health insurance market, reminds seniors that the 2011 Annual Enrollment Period, the only opportunity for them to make changes to their Medicare Advantage plans, ends December 31. Medicare Solutions offers the free guidance of experienced, licensed Medicare specialists to seniors when reviewing their Medicare Advantage, Medicare supplement or Part D Drug Coverage. Seniors should be aware of...

2010-12-15 00:00:52

2011 meeting slated to encourage Congress to act and to allow seniors to have their say Bohemia, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) December 14, 2010 Bureaucrats making rules, not the legislators who made the law, will determine the future of health care if the new Congress fails to act, says Dan Weber, president of the conservative senior association, AMAC [http://www.amac.us . Weber warns that one of the earliest casualties of the 2500-page health care reform law will be Medicare Advantage, potentially...

2010-12-13 11:53:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Out of hundreds of Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plans in the nation, IEHP Medicare DualChoice (HMO SNP) is one of only five plans across the country that earned a 5-star rating for its Part D quality and performance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS conducts this annual rating to gauge how well health and drug plans perform on a scale of one to five, with five stars representing...

2010-12-10 00:00:48

About 7 percent of Medicare beneficiaries "“ 3 million people "“ historically look to change plans during January-March open enrollment period; however, there is no open enrollment in 2011 Belleville, IL (Vocus) December 8, 2010 People who want to switch their Medicare coverage for 2011 have just a few weeks left in the Medicare annual enrollment period, which ends Dec. 31, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Medicare plan selection services and Social Security...

2010-12-09 15:16:00

Interactive tool helps consumers understand their options and the new law WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individuals and employers can now tap into "AskBlue Healthcare Reform," an interactive, online tool developed by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), to learn about the new healthcare reform law. AskBlue Healthcare Reform, available at www.askbluereform.com, provides a simple, straightforward explanation of healthcare reform. By answering just a...


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