Despite Rate Complaints, Medicare Advantage Plans Continue to Grow

Medicare Advantage insurers received welcome news last week when the CMS said it will boost payment rates for 2016 by the highest amount since the Affordable Care Act was enacted. Insurers have complained bitterly about the yearly rate uncertainty, but Advantage enrollment has grown by about 8 percent annually since 2010. It’s a combination of affordable premiums and an attractive package of benefits, including vision, dental, and prescription coverage, experts say. More beneficiaries are switching from traditional Medicare to save money. Read more.

Source: Modern Healthcare

 

David Wingate is an elder law attorney, who practices in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland. The elder law practice consists of wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, asset protection and Medicaid.

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