Category: AHIP Press Releases

AHIP Celebrates Health Literacy Month

October is National Health Literacy Month – a time to reflect upon the role health literacy plays in health status and outcomes, use of insurance benefits, and the experience of care. Continue reading

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AHIP Statement on Medicare Advantage Payment Rates

Statement from America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni on 2015 Medicare Advantage payment rates: “In recent weeks, tens of thousands of seniors, a majority of the U.S. Congress, and more than 170 stakeholder organizations raised concerns about the harmful impact proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage would have on the more than 15 million beneficiaries enrolled in the program.  The changes CMS included in the final rate notice will help mitigate the impact on seniors, but the [...]

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New Bipartisan Letter Urges CMS to Protect Seniors in Medicare Advantage

A bipartisan group of 29 members of Congress sent a new letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the Medicare agency to protect seniors in Medicare Advantage by maintaining current payment rates for 2015. Continue reading

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New Video Showcases Vast Movement to Protect Medicare Advantage

VIDEO: Seniors, stakeholders, and lawmakers urge CMS to keep Medicare Advantage payments flat next year Continue reading

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Overwhelming Majority of Seniors Satisfied with Their Medigap Coverage

Ninety-four percent of seniors enrolled in Medigap are satisfied with their coverage, according to a new Purple Insights survey released by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Continue reading

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New State-by-State Data Show Impact on Seniors of Proposed Cuts to Medicare Advantage

Seniors across the country will experience increased costs, reduced benefits, and fewer coverage options if new proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage payments take effect on April 7, according to new state-by-state data from Oliver Wyman. Continue reading

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New TV Ad Highlights Impact of Proposed Cuts to Medicare Advantage

America’s Health Insurance Plans’ Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) today released a new television ad highlighting the impact that recently proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage would have on the millions of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage. Continue reading

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New Report: Seniors to Lose Benefits and Choices as a Result of CMS’ Proposed Cuts to Medicare Advantage

Seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans would face premium increases and benefit reductions of $35-$75 per month, or $420-$900 next year, if new Medicare Advantage payment cuts recently proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) take effect next year, according to a new analysis by Oliver Wyman prepared for America’s Health Insurance Plans. Continue reading

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AHIP Statement on New Proposed Cuts to Medicare Advantage

CMS, the Medicare agency, today proposed additional cuts to 2015 Medicare Advantage payment rates on top of the six percent cut the program faced last year. Continue reading

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Seniors Could Face $420-$900 in Higher Costs, Reduced Benefits Next Year Due to New Medicare Advantage Rate Cuts

Seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans could face premium increases and benefit reductions of $35-$75 per month, or $420-$900 next year, if Medicare Advantage (MA) payments are once again reduced by six percent in 2015, according to a new analysis by Oliver Wyman prepared for America’s Health Insurance Plans. Continue reading

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