Medicare Advantage changes send members scrambling

Changes to the Medicare Advantage program is causing members to rethink enrollment choices, The New York Times reported. Medicare Advantage plans will see a 5.9 percent payment cut in 2015, which America's Health Insurance Plans said will lead to benefit cuts, higher premiums, plans exiting local markets and provider network changes. Increased costs and smaller provider networks could influence people already enrolled, who can switch coverage during open enrollment in October, the article noted. Additionally, the changes come as people turning 65 this year must choose between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. Article

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