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2012-03-09 10:39:57

Most covered by Medicare Plan D receive a low-income subsidy Highlights:     In 2007, 64% of Medicare beneficiaries with kidney failure participated in Medicare's Part D prescription drug coverage program.     Of these Part D enrollees, 72% received financial assistance from the program.     Those who self-enrolled in Part D plans without financial assistance often chose more expensive coverage options.     17% of Medicare...

2012-01-12 11:34:24

Because healthy enrollees cost them less, Medicare Advantage plans would profit from selecting seniors based on their health, but Medicare strictly forbids practices such as denying coverage based on existing conditions. Another way to build a more profitable membership is to design insurance benefits that attract the healthiest patients. In a study published in the Jan. 12, 2012, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, Brown University researchers report that plans have managed to do...

2011-11-11 14:00:00

For Medicare annual open enrollment, Allsup compiles answers to questions posed by seniors, caregivers and people with disabilities who rely on Medicare Belleville, IL (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 To help make Medicare annual enrollment easier for the 48 million people who rely on Medicare for their healthcare coverage, Allsup has launched Allsup Medicare FAQs 2012, at http://medicarefaqs.allsup.com. The free online database includes more than 100 common questions Allsup Medicare Advisor...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.