Published in Physician Business Week, October 12th, 2004
Prompted by higher federal payments to insurance companies, Humana and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia will begin offering extra benefits, including free gym memberships and some prescription drug coverage.
But seniors generally will pay more for those added benefits.
The new Medicare choices will reverse the trend of health plans in Georgia closing their Medicare HMOs, which forced most patients into regular Medicare.
Nationally, "2005 will be a year of expansion," said Mohit Ghose, a...
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