Sunday Links






What you need to know, when you need to know it.


In most states, medi-gap plans can charge higher premiums based on pre-existing conditions

Those states have higher Medicare Advantage re-enrollment

These findings suggest just how price-sensitive Medicare Advantage enrollees are.

If out of pocket costs for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries go up, get ready for those beneficiaries to re-assess their choices.




The GAO predicts the new telemedicine benefit will save Medicare Advantage beneficiaries more than $500m in aggregate

If it does, it will be the first time in history that increasing the supply of medical services reduces demand.





Humana’s Medicare Advantage business booms

From Forbes

If you read carefully, you’ll find that the definition of “boom” is based on profits, not rates of enrollment growth.

Compared to the age-in rate, that’s slowing nationwide—and a real concern.




Bottom-up systems beat top-down systems. That’s why, in Medicare Advantage plans,  empowered primes outperform directed primes every time.