Medicare bars new insurers from ‘seamless conversion’ of seniors’ coverage

Washington Post, 27 October 2016
Author: Susan Jaffe
“The federal government is temporarily blocking more health insurance companies from automatically moving customers who become eligible for Medicare into Medicare Advantage plans while officials review the controversial practice. Last month, four advocacy groups asked acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt to strengthen protections for beneficiaries who have been enrolled in Medicare Advantage without their knowledge.”
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