Change Is Good: Make Sure Your Seniors Know About New Medicare Cards

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New Medicare ID cards will be mailed out in April of 2018. This is a pretty big deal – after years of requests from Medicare recipients, government representatives and advocate groups the CMS will no longer include social security numbers (SSNs) on the cards. Old versions of the card, which also included information like the recipient’s… [Read More]

Frustration of Fraudulent Claims

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It’s a well-documented reality across nearly all lines of insurance coverage that fraudulent claims account for 5–10% of total claims processed. And despite the industry’s best efforts to combat fraudulent activity, it’s largely accepted as a “cost of doing business” in the world of insurance. What has frustrated several of my self-funded clients however, is… [Read More]

Healthcare Is In Even More of a Crisis Under ACA

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As healthcare is restructured, the key constituencies are fortifying their positions and as can be expected, taking advantage of the renegotiation, market gyrations and general confusion. Fraud (intentional or otherwise) is rampant and uncontrolled. During a recent congressional hearing on the website, a GAO official testified about efforts to test healthcare.gov by enrolling 18 completely… [Read More]