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Medicare bars new insurers from "seamless conversion" of seniors' coverage

"The federal government is temporarily blocking more health insurance companies from automatically moving customers who become eligible for Medicare into Medicare Advantage plans while officials review the controversial practice. They also will issue rules soon for plans that already have permission to make these switches, known as “seamless conversion,” according to a memo from Michael Crochunis, acting director of the Medicare Enrollment and Appeals Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)."

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/medicare-bars-new-insurers-from-seamless-conversion-of-seniors-coverage/2016/10/27/89add04c-9af6-11e6-a0ed-ab0774c1eaa5_story.html

 

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