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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 19:55:00

CDPHP® is pleased to announce the launch of its 2012 Medicare Choices product lineup and comprehensive benefits for this yearâs open enrollment season, which include a reduced premium on all of its individual CDPHP Medicare Choices HMO plans. Albany, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 CDPHP® is pleased to announce the launch of its 2012 Medicare Choices product lineup and comprehensive benefits for this yearâs open enrollment season, which include a reduced...

2011-10-05 07:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Action Network today announced the launch of a $1.6 million advertising campaign focusing on President Obama's devastating plan to impose Medicaid-style price controls on the Medicare Prescription Drug Program. A series of print, mail and phone ads will target 43 different House Congressional Districts and 13 different Senators. "President Obama and liberals in Washington are trying to shift the burden of deficit reduction...

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...

2011-09-22 07:00:00

Health reform brings changes to Medicare. The October 15 â“ December 7 AEP is a short window of time that allows people with Medicare who are dissatisfied with their current Medicare coverage or are looking for a more budget-friendly plan to enroll in a new Medicare Advantage plan. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Health reform brings changes to Medicare. VIVA Medicare Plus is debuting a new campaign entitled âœEnjoy Lifeâ...

2011-09-19 11:00:00

âœMedicare Changes 2012: Five Things You Need to Knowâ explains important program changes and offers tips to help seniors make wise coverage decisions Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 Medicare keeps on changing: benefits, costs, and even the deadlines for signing up or switching plans. As this yearâs Annual Enrollment Period approaches, itâs important that Wisconsin residents have the information they need to make...

2011-08-31 12:00:00

With earlier AEP start dates, people on Medicare must pay particular attention this year so they don't miss their opportunity to change plans. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 WPS Health Insurance, Wisconsinâs leading not-for-profit health insurer and provider of Medicare Part D plans and Medicare supplement plans, reminds Medicare beneficiaries that Medicareâs Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) begins October 15 and ends December 7 this year, a full month...

2011-08-20 00:00:31

Annual changes to Medicare Part D plans mean seniors should be vigilant to ensure that they continue to receive high-quality coverage from a stable and reliable source Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 19, 2011 In 2010, only 1 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries over the age of 65 planned to review their Medicare coverage options for 2011.(1) Why is this statistic troubling? Because Medicare health plans change every year. Benefits can change, costs can change, entire plans can disappear"”and...

2011-08-17 12:13:59

The lack of financial assistance to cover the cost of drugs to Medicare beneficiaries (the US government's health insurance program for people aged 65 or over, which currently covers 50 million US citizens) could result in an additional 18,000 patients discontinuing one or more prescriptions for essential drugs a year"”a 100% increase"”and others to not take their required medications regularly. These findings, from a study led by Jennifer Polinski from the Brigham and Women's...

2011-08-16 16:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare Part D beneficiaries who enter the "donut hole," where they have to pay 100 percent of previously subsidized prescription costs, are twice as likely to discontinue their medications as they are to switch to more affordable or generic medications, a new study published today in PLoS Medicine concludes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) The study conducted by researchers from Harvard University, Brigham...