Medicare’s annual open enrollment period is right around the corner. In fact, beginning October 15 and running through December 7, newly qualified patients and current Medicare beneficiaries may review their coverage options and select their health plans for 2021. Finding a health insurance plan that… Read More »Open Enrollment: How to find a Medicare plan that meets your needs
For more than a decade, Medicare Part D has provided seniors affordable and comprehensive prescription drug coverage. Its unique, market-based structure has kept overall Part D program costs far below initial projections, coming in at nearly $350 billion less than the Congressional Budget Office’s initial… Read More »Three reasons why repealing the Part D non-interference clause is a bad idea
Today, in honor of National Medicare Education Week, we’ll be taking a quick look back at the history of Medicare, specifically the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit .
Today, in honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, we’ll take a look at how Medicare Part D supports access to critical vaccines and strengthens public health. Vaccines represent some of the most impactful advances in public health, helping to prevent the spread of many infectious… Read More »Supporting access to vaccines for Part D beneficiaries
Today, we are excited to bring you a special edition of our Medicare Catalyst series in honor of Medicare’s 55th anniversary. On this date in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To celebrate this milestone,… Read More »Medicare’s 55th anniversary: Celebrating the success of Part D
The recently released Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) report to Congress recommends restructuring the Medicare Part D benefit and allowing plans greater flexibility to implement formulary and utilization management tools to control costs. Unfortunately, MedPAC’s latest Part D reform proposals would be bad for patients… Read More »Three reasons why MedPAC’s latest Part D proposal would be bad for patients