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New Non-Medical Benefits Available in Some 2019 Medicare Advantage Plans

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Earlier this year, CMS approved the rule allowing Medicare Advantage Plans to come up with some new design options.  

 

Do you think this will further increase the number of beneficiaries opting for a Medicare Advantage plan rather than the original Medicare program? I do.


MA plans already represent about 1/3 of the Medicare beneficiary market - this change may make these plans more attractive to those who are currently in original Medicare.

PBS - These New Medicare Advantage Benefits Are A Big Deal

WOW, who knows this might be a step in treating the whole person and who knows what endless boundaries this could cross.  Of course, there are rules set down by government for these things and coverage but all in all it seems like a good step to me and one that should make these private plans attractive to a wider group of beneficiaries.


But that's right - these wider benefits are unique to the specific Medicare Advantage plans offering them and not in the original Medicare program.

 

 

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