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2011-10-26 12:09:00

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 8:15 - 9:45 A.M. EDT CMS Administrator Berwick Highlights Medicare Preventive Services, Extended Enrollment Period WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, October 27, 2011, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Donald Berwick, M.D., will be available for live or taped radio interviews to discuss Open Enrollment - now through December 7 - and how Medicare beneficiaries can compare health plans to find better...

2011-10-24 12:48:00

MIAMI, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Care Partners, one of the fastest growing Medicare Advantage plans in Florida, has announced its 2012 benefits. All plans were released to the market on October 1, 2011. This year, Medicare beneficiaries in Central Florida interested in joining Preferred Care Partners may sign up October 15, 2011 through December 7, 2011. Coverage begins on January 1, 2012. In addition, in 2012 Preferred Care Partners expands its geographic coverage from...

2011-10-14 19:30:00

2012 Ratings include Central and Eastern Oregon, the Mid-Columbia Gorge, and Lane County, Oregon and Southwestern Idaho Bend, Oregon (PRWEB) October 14, 2011 PacificSource Health Plans is one of three companies in its service area to receive a 2012 plan rating of 4.5 stars out of a potential of 5 stars for its Medicare Advantage programs. According to data released on Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), this is the highest score awarded in the markets PacificSource...

2011-10-13 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California announced today that its Medicare Health Plan received four stars for program quality. This rating, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), measures Medicare health and drug plans' quality using their new 5-star rating program. "This quality measurement both recognizes our efforts and fully aligns with Blue Shield's mission to provide access to quality, affordable health care for...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

Report Provides State-By-State Breakdown of Projected Decline in Medicare Advantage Enrollment WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will dramatically reduce the number and variety of healthcare plan choices available to seniors and reduce benefits and enrollment, according to a new study released today by the American Action Forum. The report outlines that by 2017 nearly all Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees will find...

2011-10-12 15:41:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced today that its Medicare health plans in its California, Northwest, Hawaii and Colorado regions all received an overall rating of 5 stars for parts C and D, the highest rating from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for 2012, and its Georgia, Ohio and Mid-Atlantic States regions received 4.5 stars. Through the Medicare Star Quality Rating System, CMS assigns scores of one to five stars to Medicare...

2011-10-12 15:13:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insuraprise, Inc., the most productive Medigap Insurance agency in the United States, wishes to remind seniors that Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) has changed this year to October 15th - December 7th with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. During the AEP Medicare patients will be able to: Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original -- Medicare. Switch...

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 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...