The 2009 Medicare annual Open Enrollment Period for prescription drug plans runs from November 15th through December 31, 2008. Medicare beneficiaries will be able to begin making enrollment changes in their health and prescription drug coverage for 2009 if necessary during this time. In addition, for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans only, beneficiaries can make one […]
Seniors enrolled in Medicare’s drug benefit will pay average monthly premiums of $28 next year, government officials announced today. That’s about $3 higher than the 2008 average premium, or a 12 percent increase. “Average plan bids have increased at roughly the same rate as drug costs,” said Paul Spitalnic, an official with the federal Centers […]
Aetna Helps Medicare Members Organize Medical Information and Monitor Health with CareEngine-Powered Personal Health Record
HARTFORD, Conn. – September 3, 2008. – Aetna announced today that it has made its CareEngine-powered Personal Health Record (PHR) available to current Aetna Medicare members who purchased their Medicare plans individually. This unique, interactive tool is designed to better engage Medicare members in managing their own health, as well as make it easier for […]
Aetna Medicare is happy to announce the addition of Resurrection Healthcare to our Aetna Golden Medicare (HMO) and Aetna Golden Choice (PPO) network! Resurrection Healthcare operates nine hospital facilities throughout the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County. The Resurrection Health Care facilities include: * Resurrection Medical Center * Our Lady of Resurrection * Holy […]
WASHINGTON — Social Security officials, concerned about the risk of identity theft, are calling for immediate action to remove Social Security numbers from the Medicare cards used by millions of Americans.
But Medicare officials have resisted the proposal, saying it would be costly and impractical.
In a new report, the inspector general of Social Security, Patrick P. O’Carroll Jr., says “immediate action is needed.”
“Displaying such information on Medicare cards unnecessarily places millions