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2010-11-18 09:42:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent survey of Minnesota physicians suggests that the instability and uncertainty in the Medicare program is harming seniors' access to doctors and clinics. About one-quarter of physician respondents to a recent survey said that because of the unpredictability of Medicare payments, they have placed new or additional limits on accepting Medicare patients in the last two years. The Minnesota Medical Association conducted the survey...

2010-11-17 15:57:00

CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Southeast Community Care, provided by Arcadian Health Plan, Inc., is recognized as the number one plan in the Charleston and Columbia areas for excellent value among Medicare Advantage plans as the recipient of the 2011 Senior Choice Gold Award. The award is given out by HealthMetrix Research Inc., a national independent managed care research firm that has provided independent information to a national audience of managed care organizations...

2010-11-17 14:35:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Windsor Health Plan is one of 30 Medicare plans nationally to be recognized for cost-sharing effectiveness and value in the design of their 2011 medical and Part D prescription drug benefits for Medicare beneficiaries. Windsor Health Plan's Windsor Medicare Extra Gold Plan is the only Medicare Advantage plan to qualify for the 2011 Senior Choice Gold Award in these markets: Nashville, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Knoxville,...

2010-11-15 13:08:00

AARP Teams Up With Senior Health Benefits Advisors to Help Idahoans Navigate Medicare & Choose the Plans That Provide Best Fit BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks an important day for roughly 15% of Idaho's population, it's the start of Medicare's annual open-enrollment period, the only time of the year beneficiaries can drop or change prescription drug and health care plans for 2011. To kick off the enrollment period, AARP Idaho and the Senior Health...

2010-11-15 10:41:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky. and BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) or ("Walmart") announced today that Mary Lee Reinscheld became the first Medicare beneficiary to sign up for the new Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) at one of the Humana informational kiosks available in approximately 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide. Reinscheld signed her Humana application at Walmart store #1170 in Louisville, Ky., as the...

2010-11-14 00:15:15

As six-week annual enrollment period gets under way, questions mount on new healthcare law and Medicare plan changes Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) November 12, 2010 Hundreds of thousands of people must choose new healthcare coverage during Medicare annual enrollment because their current plan is being eliminated. In addition, millions more who are new to Medicare, and those who have not re-evaluated their Medicare coverage in years, could benefit from taking a closer look at their options for...

2010-11-09 10:04:00

Ensuring Power Mobility is Available for People Living with Disabilities WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Across the country, thousands of senior citizens and people living with physical disabilities are concerned about whether they can maneuver well enough in their homes to groom themselves, prepare meals and get to the bathroom. These basic tasks are often difficult for those in need of mobility assistance, medical devices that can help them move around the house....

2010-11-03 14:15:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation pauses to honor its veterans on Nov. 11 for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA) wants our veterans to be taken care of, especially when it comes to their health. Those who have served their country through the United States military have several options surrounding their health care coverage. Qualifying veterans receive care at VA...

2010-11-01 05:00:00

Consumer Reports Health and NCQA Publish Free Rankings of 183 Medicare Advantage HMOs, Plus Free Rankings of 104 Medicaid Plans YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're about to turn 65, you'll be part of the first wave of baby boomers signing up for Medicare. Consumer Reports Health recommends signing up as early as three months ahead of your birthday. Failing to do so could potentially cost you thousands of dollars down the road. That's one of seven tips for...

2010-10-25 04:00:00

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City (NYC) Business Group, one of the region's leading insurance agencies, has launched a brand new Web site, nycbusinessgroup.com, in time to help Medicare-eligible recipients take best advantage of the Annual Fall Open Enrollment Period (AEP). The AEP time span runs from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, allowing Medicare beneficiaries to switch prescription drug plans, change Medicare Advantage plans, return to Original Medicare, or enroll...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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