Health insurance members gain exclusive access to the Fitbit Inspire

Health Insurance members - Fitness Tracker

The popular fitness tracker maker has launched a new device that you won’t find in stores. Fitbit has unveiled a brand new model of fitness tracker available only to health insurance members and employees. The Fitbit Inspire was developed for this exclusive use and won’t be sold in stores or on its own website. The launch was a quiet one this month, representing its first release that won’t be available to consumers. The Fitness Inspire was developed specifically for use by health insurance members and corporate employees. The concept behind…

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Report suggests the end of the Medicare Advantage program

Medicare Advantage

Government Accountability Office considers Medicare Advantage unsustainable A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, is calling for the end of the country’s Medicare Advantage initiative. The Advantage program provides expanded health care benefits to those participating. The report calls into question whether the program is financially sustainable for the country and suggests that current and future administrations should focus more on improving the benefits that are associated with the Affordable Care Act. Advantage program draining country resources The report notes that…

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Premiums decrease and enrollment increases for Medicare Advantage

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the part of the Medicare program that provides recipients with the ability to select their own private insurance have seen a drop in their premiums by an average of 7 percent, and there has been an increase in enrollment by 10 percent. According to Kathleen Sebelius, a Health and Human Services secretary, this has been an ongoing trend for Medicare Advantage system, which helps to work against the negative forecasts that have been made by those in opposition to the health…

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The Medicare Information Solution: Part 2

This article is continued from Part 1. Retiree benefits are received by approximately one in every three Medicare beneficiaries, and are a form of supplemental coverage from the retirement health plan provided by their former employers. For these individuals, Medicare began quite simply. They would use both Parts A and B, and then would simply use the insurance from their former employers to cover the out-of-pocket costs such as prescription drugs. The majority of individuals who have this option available to them will take it. However, employers are offering this…

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