“The 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan Atlas, for Agents”

The 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan Atlas, for Agents,” by Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor

“Medicare program managers at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have just flooded the CMS website with two giant, computer-crashing files of 2020 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plan data. The files show how much each insurer’s plans will cost in each county, and they give some hints about what the benefits will be like. The total number of plan entries has increased 18% this year, to about 58,000. The database includes all sorts of specialized plans and subsidized plans that might not be the typical health insurance agent’s bread and butter. We filtered out a set of tens of thousands of ordinary Medicare Advantage plans that provide drug coverage.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

MAny choices.