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HealthSherpa launches nationwide, user-friendly Medicaid application

Health technology company has already processed over 1,700 Medicaid applications through the new pathway.

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Vast majority of those selecting Medicare Advantage choose $0 premium plans

Medicare Open Enrollment ‘half-time’ snapshot from eHealth finds premiums down 43% for Medicare Advantage, 15% lower for Part D, and up 8% for Medicare Supplement

Few health insurance consumers believe ‘Medicare for All’ would be implemented

New eHealth survey finds broad support for government action to reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

Survey finds Medicare premiums cost retirees $5,000 annually

The Senior Citizens League says annual COLA increases lag significantly behind the growth in Medicare premiums, making it important for retirees to compare coverage during open enrollment.

CMS credits Trump Administration for driving access to more high-quality Medicare plan choices in...

CMS releases star ratings for 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Plans as Open Enrollment begins.

Medicare Advantage startups primed to disrupt the status quo?

14 new Medicare Advantage organizations are entering the market this Fall as the Annual Election Period begins in October, many bolstered by new flexibility in plan and benefit design recently permitted by CMS.

Older adults willing to pay more in Medicare premiums to ensure cap on out...

New survey finds 1 in 5 adults who currently take prescription drugs struggle to pay for them each month; and three-quarters of all surveyed support legislation that places a cap on what seniors pay for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D.

Prediction: Eased value-added rules for Medicare Advantage will boost fall enrollment

Cavulus CEO Patrick Phillips predicts new and uniquely expanded benefits in wake of CMS recently easing supplemental health benefits rules

Kaiser Permanente tops J.D. Power Medicare Advantage plan survey for 5th straight year

Overall MA plan customer satisfaction remains steady as cost drives plan selection, study finds.

Integrity expands Midwest senior market footprint with acquisition of Emrick Insurance Marketing Group

Nation’s largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products to the senior market enters definitive agreement to acquire Illinois-based IMO that markets Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement products.

AmeriLife Direct partners with BGA on Medicare, other products

Expanded partnership with One Resource Group enables its agents and advisors to refer Medicare prospects; AmeriLife also releases White Paper highlighting Med Supp opportunities created by MACRA 2020.

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