The New Medicare

Rosa, TaĆ­na
February 2006
Caribbean Business;2/9/2006, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p20
The author examines the benefits of the Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to the health insurance industry in Puerto Rico. The MA was developed in 2003 to replace the Medicare Plus Choice. The expanded coverage of MA includes optical and dental. It also allows private health insurance companies to manage the health benefits. To be eligible for the MA plan, beneficiaries must have Medicare Part A and Part B and have to pay the monthly premium of $88.50. INSET: GLOSSARY.


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