Medicare Advantage 2016 Data Spotlight: Overview of Plan Changes

Introduction
  1. See Jacobson G, Damico A, Neuman T, and Gold M. “Medicare Advantage 2015 Spotlight: Enrollment Market Update.” June 2015. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2015-spotlight-enrollment-market-update/

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Plan Offerings in 2016
  1. Jacobson G, Damico A, and Neuman T. “What’s In and What’s Out? Medicare Advantage Market Entries and Exits for 2016.” October 2015. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/whats-in-and-whats-out-medicare-advantage-market-entries-and-exits-for-2016/

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Plan Premiums
  1. For example, see Gold M, Jacobson G, Damico A, and Neuman T, “Medicare Advantage 2014 Spotlight: Enrollment Market Update.” May 2014. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2014-spotlight-enrollment-market-update/

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Limits on Out-of-Pocket Spending
  1. For more on the factors affecting seniors’ plan enrollment decisions, see Jacobson G, Swoope C, Perry M, Slosar M, “How are Seniors Choosing and Changing Health Insurance Plans?” May 2014. https://www.kff.org/medicare/report/how-are-seniors-choosing-and-changing-health-insurance-plans/

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  2. See Gold M, Hudson M, Jacobson G, and Neuman T, “Medicare Advantage 2010 Data Spotlight: Benefits and Cost-Sharing.” February 2010. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2010-data-spotlight-benefits-and/

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Prescription Drug Coverage
  1. Hoadley J, Cubanski J, and Neuman T. “Medicare Part D: A First Look at Plan Offerings in 2016.” October 2015. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-part-d-a-first-look-at-plan-offerings-in-2016

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  2. Hoadley J, Cubanski J, and Neuman T. “Medicare Part D: A First Look at Plan Offerings in 2016.” October 2015. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-part-d-a-first-look-at-plan-offerings-in-2016

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Quality Ratings
  1. For a list of the counties, see Jacobson G, Neuman T, Damico A, and Huang J. “Medicare Advantage Plan Star Ratings and Bonus Payments in 2012.” November 2011. https://www.kff.org/medicare/report/medicare-advantage-2012-star-ratings-and-bonuses/

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Market Structure: Plan Availability and Characteristics of Plans Offered by Major Firms
  1. See Jacobson G, Damico A, Neuman T, and Gold M. “Medicare Advantage 2015 Spotlight: Enrollment Market Update.” June 2015. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2015-spotlight-enrollment-market-update/

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  2. Jacobson G, Damico A, Neuman T, and Gold M. “Medicare Advantage 2015 Spotlight: Enrollment Market Update.” June 2015. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2015-spotlight-enrollment-market-update/

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  3. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 2015 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans Offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Affiliated Companies, Updated January 2015. http://www.bcbs.com/about-the-companies/

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Discussion
  1. G. Jacobson, A. Damico, and T. Neuman. “Data Note: Medicare Advantage Enrollment, by Firm, 2015.” July 2015. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/data-note-medicare-advantage-enrollment-by-firm-2015/

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  2. Altman D. “Amid Merger Talk, a Look at Health Insurers’ Medicare Business.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2015. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/07/01/amid-merger-talk-a-look-at-health-insurers-medicare-business/

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