Without question, the Medicare market is changing. More than 300,000 Minnesotans will be impacted when a federal law eliminates certain health insurance options in the Twin Cities and across much of the state. Beginning in 2019, coverage for Medicare Cost plans will end throughout the nation, disproportionately affecting Minnesotans, who constitute more than half of the total enrollees. Our panel of experts weighed in on the impending changes – read on for the insights from Jim Eppel of HealthPartners, Kimberly Halva of Fairview, and Ghita Worcester of UCare.
Member satisfaction will almost certainly take a hit in the next year. Despite our best efforts, people will be confused and unhappy about the implications of Medicare Cost plans going away. While it will be difficult to educate members and endure the transition process, consumers are hungry for information and eager to learn more. The ultimate challenge will be figuring out how to make the new system work without undermining the process publicly and giving way to a media frenzy.
Medicare Enrollment Dashboard. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides an interactive enrollment dashboard showing trends across geography and time.
What’s Happening to My Medicare Cost Plan? HealthPartners provides a quick summary of what’s happening with Medicare Cost plans and how it impacts enrollees.
We sat down with Jim Eppel to celebrate his retirement and gain insight from his career in healthcare.
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