TITLE

Higher Medicare rates good news for employers

PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Fairfield County Business Journal;5/3/2004, Vol. 43 Issue 18, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on how both employers and retirees benefit from increased payments to the Medicare Advantage plans under the Medicare reforms enacted in December 2003 in the United States. Purpose of the Medicare reform; Positive impact on the appeal of Medicare plans; Positive reaction of major Medicare health plans to the Medicare reforms.
ACCESSION #
13054250

 

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