Navigation Links
Medicare Advantage Members May Make Changes During Open Enrollment
Date:2/19/2010

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare recipients may still make changes to their Medicare Advantage coverage during open enrollment period, which runs Jan. 1 to March 31.

"Open enrollment helps Medicare members make sure they've made the right choice. If members have chosen a plan that may not fit their needs, if their finances have changed, or if members' health needs have changed, open enrollment gives Medicare Advantage members an opportunity to make a change," says Stephen Spurgeon, M.D. Chief Medical Officer for Mercy Health Plans.

Generally, during open enrollment, recipients may switch plans if they do not change their prescription drug coverage. For example, a member may switch from traditional Medicare with Part D (prescription drug) coverage to a Medicare Advantage plan with drug coverage, but that same member cannot switch to a Medicare Advantage plan without drug coverage.  

"If you are having second thoughts about your Medicare coverage, now is the time to make a change. Whether or not members made changes during annual enrollment, there are still a few moves that can be made during Medicare open enrollment to ensure that the members' plan fits their healthcare needs," says Dr. Spurgeon.  

Medicare Advantage plans cover Medicare-approved services including major healthcare expenses, preventive and routine services, and many plans include prescription drug benefits. Mercy Health Plans offers a variety of Medicare Advantage plans and with monthly premium options beginning at zero, members may choose a plan that fits their needs as well as their budget.

For more information about Medicare Advantage plans, call 888-330-3202 or visit mercyhealthplans.com or medicare.gov.

Mercy Health Plans, a subsidiary of the Sisters of Mercy Health System, offers customized health benefit solutions, administrative services and insurance coverage to employer groups, individuals and families. Headquartered in Chesterfield, MO, Mercy Health Plans also provides a full spectrum of healthcare management services including health and wellness programs and services as well as disease management to regions in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Sisters of Mercy Health System operates hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, health plans and related health and human services in a throughout the mid west.

SOURCE Mercy Health Plans

Back to top
'/>"/>
SOURCE Mercy Health Plans
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. GAO Report Confirms: Medicare Underpays for Anesthesia Services; Nurse Anesthetists Assure Seniors Access to Safe Anesthesia Care
2. Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Medicare HMOs in Hospital Reimbursement Fight
3. Owner and Operator of Florida Durable Medical Equipment Company Convicted of Medicare Fraud
4. Just Completed Studies Reveal Impact of New Medicare Reimbursement Regulations
5. AHCA: Rescinding $2.7 Billion Medicare Cuts Top Issue for Fall Legislative Agenda
6. University of Texas Study Details Lengthy Payment Delays for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Claims, Confirming Need for Legislative Fix
7. Medicare Spending Caps Cause Seniors to Stop Meds
8. Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Nonprofit Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Statistical Methods, and Pay-For-Performance Highlighted In the Latest INQUIRY Journal
9. Medicare Every Diabetic Counts Project Gears Up for Kick-Off
10. Medicare Cuts to Physicians Will Harm Washington Seniors
11. More than 10,000 Medicare Patients in Montana Could Be Hit by Proposed Cuts to Home Oxygen Therapy; Access to Power Wheelchairs Would Also Decrease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor Janice ... of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network ... advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City ... and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, ... ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The company has developed a suite of ... authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has been developed by ... , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy Free, Non-Dairy*, Preservative ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic ... Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response ... of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing ... – to be used as a first-line therapy ... Recognizing the ... AAOMS White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 ... of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de ... The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated ... provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: