Beware Medicare Advantage Plans

Recent report says many buyers are confused Lisa Ward  Nov. 27, 2016 10:11 p.m. ET An increasing number of seniors are choosing to get their Medicare benefits through Medicare Advantage plans. But do they understand what they’re signing up for? A recent report suggests they may not, especially when it comes to which hospitals are included in the plans’ networks. An alternative to traditional Medicare and administered by private insurers, Medicare Advantage plans are typically … [Read more...]

Surge in Medicare Advantage Sign-Ups

Medicare Advantage Signups surprise     WASHINGTON — Five years into Medicare spending cuts that were supposed to devastate private Medicare options for older Americans, Medicare Advantage signups in private insurance plans through Medicare has shot up by more than 50 percent, confounding experts and partisans alike and providing possible lessons for the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges. When Congress passed President Obama’s signature health law nearly six years ago, it helped … [Read more...]