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CALIFORNIA SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL ISSUES FRAUD ALERT

<iframe frameborder=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”560px” height=”315px” allowfullscreen=”” allow=”autoplay; fullscreen” src=”https://play.syndicaster.tv/v1/widgets/2dcf5d50-9a80-0135-ad85-0242ac110004/player.html?vid=7536547&tags=&vertical=News&volume=100&autostart=false&autonext=false&share_link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.actionnewsnow.com%2Fcontent%2Fnews%2FCalifornia-Senior-Medicare-Patrol-issues-fraud-alert-512441351.html” style=”overflow: hidden; width: 560px; height: 315px;”></iframe> BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The California Senior Medicare Patrol is warning people of several instances of fraudulent hospice enrollments in Butte County. The patrol issued an alert, stating that it is getting several reports about a hospice company that is giving […]
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California Medicare plan adds Google Cloud, Crossover execs to board

Scan Health Plan, one of the country’s largest nonprofit Medicare Advantage insurers, made two appointments to its board of directors. Four things to know: 1. The California-based insurer named Celeste Ortiz, chief people officer of healthcare technology firm Crossover Health, to its board.  2. Ms. Ortiz has more than 20 years of human resources experience and previously […]
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That ‘free’ DNA test could be a scam that costs thousands, officials warn

As the old saying goes: There’s no such thing as a free DNA test. Do-it-yourself DNA tests have taken off across the United States in recent years, but now officials are warning of scammers who promise free kits to steal victims’ private information and defraud health plans in California, Kentucky, Nebraska and beyond. Oregon Attorney […]
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Easy Choice Health Plan Rebrands to WellCare of California

CYPRESS, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WCG) (“WellCare”) announced today Easy Choice Health Plan, Inc., a provider of Medicare Advantage plans in California, has officially rebranded and changed its name to WellCare of California, Inc. The new WellCare of California, Inc. name will be used on its 2020 plan year materials.  In 2012, the plan […]
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California Is 1st State To Offer Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants

Gov. Gavin Newsom (left) talks with members of a Diabetes Talking Circle during his visit to the Sacramento Native American Health Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday.Rich Pedroncelli/AP California has become the first state in the country to offer government-subsidized health benefits to young adults living in the U.S. illegally. The measure signed by Gov. […]
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Planning to travel while on Medicare? Make sure you have coverage at your destination

KEY POINTS Basic Medicare, which includes Part A (hospital coverage) and Part B (outpatient care), generally does not cover any medical costs outside of the U.S. and its territories. Some Advantage Plans will cover emergency services overseas, and some Medigap plans — which can only be paired with basic Medicare — also offer protection. While […]
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Why tens of thousands of Coloradans choose to pay a fine rather than buy health insurance

Affordable Care Act tax penalty cost Coloradans $60.6 million in 2015 Alex Brandon, The Associated Press The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. The Trump administration says consumers can start previewing plans and premiums online for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in 2018. Open enrollment […]

Assembly passes bill that would forbid state health insurance from paying for abortions for state workers

Members of Wisconsin Right to Life protest in front of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse in this 2007 file photo. The state Assembly approved a measure Thursday that would prohibit state health insurance programs from covering abortions for state workers. The bill died in the Senate in 2013 under opposition from a broad […]

5 ways to get the most out of your health insurance plan

Alyssa Pry Health care is expensive, and finding ways to save can be a challenge. Here are five ways to cut your health insurance costs. TIP 1: Study your plan for freebies and discounts Most insurance plans offer free preventative care if you stay in-network. That means if you visit a doctor covered under your […]
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House to Vote on Child Health Care, but Funding Will Remain in Limbo

An uninsured teenager received a physical from a medical student in Miami in 2009. CreditJoe Raedle/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The House on Friday is expected to pass legislation to refinance the Children’s Health Insurance Program and send federal funds to community health centers. But a partisan morass over how to pay for the legislation all but […]