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Transforming Medicare into True Social Insurance

The issue of Medicare Plans reform is devastating as Medicare confronts enormous structural deficits. If successful solutions to control its costs are not executed, seniors will face automatic benefit diminution when the Medicare Part A Trust Fund becomes bankrupt in … Continue reading

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Select Arcadian Medicare Advantage Plan Assets in Arizona to be acquired by WellCare

Well Care Health Plans, Inc. announced about its accord with Humana Inc. to gain select assets of Arcadian Health Plan, Inc.’s Desert Canyon Community Care Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona. This is part of a government-required divestiture for Humana to … Continue reading

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Red umbrella health care gathering to focus on Medicare

Canadians holding red umbrellas to signify they’re covered under Medicare Supplement will gather in cities across the country to call on Canada’s premiers to get the federal government back to the health accord discussing table. The National Day of Action … Continue reading

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Proposal to increase Pay to Doctors By 7% by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has put forward a rule to augment pay to family physicians by seven percent to support primary care doctors,, and also to pay other primary care physicians between three and five percent … Continue reading

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New Website offers Free Online Tools for Individuals to Keep Healthy

A new website has been started by Inter Valley Health Plan, a not-for-profit, federally qualified, Medicare Advantage health plan bonded with Medicare. The new website named “For Health and Living” to assist individuals to have access to resources at no cost and to … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage Contract given to Aetna by Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Aetna has been awarded the Medicare Advantage Plan contract from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas or TRS, which will be in effect from January 1, 2013. Aetna confirmed that as part of its ongoing relationship with TRS, the company … Continue reading

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Kentucky Retirement Systems’ Health Plan Committee votes in favor of shifting health insurance for over-65 retirees

The Kentucky Retirement Systems’ (KRS) Health Plan Committee voted in support of shifting health insurance for over-65 retirees from a self-funded plan run by KRS to a Medicare Advantage policy sold by Humana. If accepted by the full KRS board, … Continue reading

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Retirement approach when Medicare is not adequate

In a recent study of retiree health-care costs, Fidelity Investments estimated that a 65-year-old couple retiring this year would need about $240,000 to cover medical costs during their retirement, which has risen by 4 percent from 2011. The growing costs are … Continue reading

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Retired Employees go up against plan to shift retirees to Medicare Plan in Baton Rouge

Retired employees gathered at the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Office to raise their voice against a scheme to stop providing supplemental health insurance to almost 2,700 retired employees and to shift them all to Medicare. Great deal of … Continue reading

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New Jersey selected for recent Coordinated Care Effort

New Jersey was chosen as one of seven states to contribute in a Center for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Services experiment program in which, through multipayer agreement, physicians are encouraged to provide more coordinated care. The comprehensive primary care scheme is being initiated … Continue reading

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