(Source – Kaiser Family Foundation)

With Medicare Advantage (Part C) and prescription drug (Part D) open enrollment beginning October 15th, this briefing took a close look at what to expect, including trends in premiums and cost sharing, plan availability and benefit design.

The day after the briefing, Medicare beneficiaries will be able to enroll in the Medicare Advantage and prescription drug programs. About one-third of beneficiaries now opt for private health plans – mostly HMOs and PPOs – through the Medicare Advantage program. And, about 69 percent of beneficiaries get prescription drug coverage, either through their Medicare Advantage plans, or by purchasing stand-alone plans. Read more, watch video…


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