Medicare Cost Plans Going Away

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December 4, 2018

Due to a change in federal law, many Minnesotans with a specific type of Medicare plan, known as a “Cost Plan,” may need to enroll in new Medicare coverage for 2019. While coverage will continue as usual through the end of this year, these Cost Plans will no longer be available after Dec. 31, 2018.

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What this means for your customers

This means that North Memorial Health customers with affected Medicare Cost Plans will need to enroll in a new plan during the open enrollment period this fall in order to have coverage for 2019. As a solution, North Memorial Health has partnered with Fairview and several insurers to offer some competitive Medicare Advantage plans for customers to continue receiving comprehensive coverage.

Customers may ask you about the change in Medicare plans and if they’ll still be able to use North Memorial Health providers and facilities.

Information on new plan options is available and open enrollment goes through Dec. 7, 2018. If your customers have questions about cost plan changes or Medicare Advantage plans, send them here.