Seniors surprised when Medicare switches their coverage
Thousands of South Florida seniors are discovering they’ve been switched from their HMO-style Medicare Advantage plan back to traditional Medicare — an unexpected move that will cost them more out-of-pocket for care. The change affects Medicare participants with health care and prescription drug coverage from Physicians United Plan Inc., or PUP.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services quickly made the shift, retroactive to June 1, so that plan participants would remain insured after the courts declared PUP insolvent and ordered its assets sold in early June, federal officials said. PUP members also were automatically enrolled in a zero-premium, stand-alone prescription plan…Read More
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