Approximately 13% of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans offered new supplemental benefits for family caregivers in 2019. Among other new supplemental benefits, an estimated 3.4% of MA plans offered in-home support services. With the enactment of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 20185 (Budget Act) and new regulations issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), MA plans can now cover a wider array of extra benefits than was previously allowed. In addition, insurers now have greater flexibility to design and target those benefits beginning in 2020. These findings were reported in, “Supplemental Benefits in Medicare Advantage: Recent . . .
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