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Two Counties Adopt Medicare Exchange to Keep Up Quality While Managing Costs

Cobb County in Georgia and the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association (ACERA) in California are public retirement systems that sought new ways to provide affordable, comprehensive health plans for their retirees in the face of high costs and growing concerns over the long-term liability of offering the benefit. 286 more words

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Industry Memo on Medicare Filtering: A To Do List

By now, MAO plans have had about a month to read and understand the July 21, 2015 “Industry Memo: Medicare Filtering” letter that was published by CMS.  884 more words


Meet Exchange Innovator, Joe Murad

This post is part of our Exchange Innovator Series featuring leading private exchange, health care reform and Medicare experts from Towers Watson.

I’m Joe Murad, managing director with Exchange Solutions for Towers Watson. 723 more words

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Why The Medicare Doc Pay Reveal is Good News

Wellness data is very “in” these days. Wearable technology such as FitBit allows individuals to track their fitness activity and apps let people track calorie consumption or weight loss. 288 more words


A Look Ahead to a New Face...A Look Back at Our News Highlights

>> Stay tuned later this week when the Extend Health blog gets a new name and look. <<

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Exchange Solutions Survey: Retirees Embrace Exchanges, Still Rely on Help From Benefit Advisors To Make Purchase Decisions

We’ve heard a lot about exchanges in the media, especially as the implementation date approaches for the first wave of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With phrases like “public exchanges” and “online marketplaces” making headlines, it raises the question – what are exchanges and how do they work? 523 more words

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Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Changes for 2013

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that 2013 will bring changes aimed at continuing to improve the quality of Medicare Advantage and Part D plans while helping seniors afford their prescription medications. 378 more words

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