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2011-10-13 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem) is expanding its Medicare Advantage (MA) offerings to six new counties in Missouri, resulting in more health care options for people eligible for Medicare. The plans, which combine Original Medicare with additional benefits, can be purchased during Medicare's Annual Election Period (AEP), which is earlier this year, running from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. The expansion includes the establishment of a new Local PPO...

2011-10-11 11:28:00

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AgingCare.com, a website for people taking care of elderly parents, has launched "The Caregivers' Guide To Medicare Open Enrollment," a special section of the website for caregivers who are helping their loved ones explore their Medicare choices. The enrollment process can be daunting simply because it's hard to know where to turn for objective guidance. Millions of caregivers are being called upon during the upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment...

2011-10-11 10:18:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Saturday marks the beginning of Medicare's Annual Open Enrollment Period, which runs through December 7. During this time, people with Medicare can select or change their Medicare Part D prescription drug plan for 2012, along with a host of other options. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) Medicare, and related programs, offer a wide range of benefits and services to help older adults, and individuals with...

2011-10-10 17:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare open enrollment begins October 15 and with it so does the challenging task for many seniors of selecting a Medicare provider. To help consumers select a health plan based on quality, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services developed the Medicare Star Quality Ratings - an annual system that rates Medicare plans based on more than 50 care quality measures. However, a recent Kaiser Permanente survey reveals that few Medicare...

2011-10-10 14:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Medicare's open enrollment period beginning earlier this year, AARP is reminding all Californians that this is the one time each year when all Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their coverage. The Medicare open enrollment period begins on October 15 this year, and people with Medicare have until December 7 to add, drop or change prescription drug and health care plans for 2012. AARP encourages all Californians in...

2011-10-10 11:36:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Medicare's open enrollment period beginning earlier this year, AARP Illinois is reminding Illinoisans that this is the one time each year when all people with Medicare can make changes to their coverage. The Medicare open enrollment period begins on October 15 this year, and people with Medicare have until December 7 to add, drop or change prescription drug and health care plans for 2012. AARP encourages all Illinois...

2011-10-10 10:35:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) is expanding its Medicare Advantage (MA) offerings to 30 new counties in Georgia, resulting in more health care options for people eligible for Medicare. The plans, which combine Original Medicare with additional benefits, can be purchased during Medicare's Annual Election Period (AEP), running from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 of this year. The expansion includes the establishment of a new Local PPO that includes...

2011-10-05 07:00:00

Florida Health Care Plans to host free Medicare informational seminars for eligible beneficiaries during the upcoming 2012 Medicare Annual Election Period beginning October 15, 2011 and running until December 7, 2011. Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 Medicare informational seminars will be provided by Florida Health Care Plans across East Central Florida helping seniors prepare for the 2012 Medicare Annual Election period beginning October 15, 2011 and running through December 7,...

2011-10-03 12:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente's Medicare plan website, www.medicare.kp.org, was one of 23 Medicare Advantage plan websites nationwide selected for excellence in content, member connectivity, design and privacy assurance. "Providing convenient access to high-quality, affordable care begins with the plan selection process," said Herman Weil, senior vice president, Kaiser Permanente Medicare program. "Our Medicare website helps make what can be an...

2011-10-01 12:57:00

JANESVILLE, Wis., Oct. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MercyCare Health Plans, headquartered in Janesville, is happy to announce it now offers Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans for health care coverage starting January 1, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111001/DC78809LOGO ) MercyCare Advantage plans offers four choices designed to fit various needs: Low premiums, starting at $39/month, including prescription drug coverage Comprehensive coverage including: Medicare Parts A and...