Premium Emphasis, Issues In Plan Finder Update May Hurt Beneficiaries

By Emily Martin / November 15, 2019 at 4:31 PM
Academics and beneficiary advocates are continuing to raise concerns with the Medicare Plan Finder tool as open enrollment continues -- namely that the updated website puts too much emphasis on the least expensive Medicare premium, rather than the smallest overall cost, and has missing or inaccurate cost information. A recent Health Affairs report found the default sorting of coverage options by the least expensive premium in the updated Medicare Plan Finder tool continued through the first half of Medicare’s...

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