Good news here to no over confuse the already confusing issues and perhaps decrease the fraud, but what would really be beneficial is to see some of the funding that has been directed for the ad campaigns sent to pay insurance health claims.  BD

In an effort to stop senior citizens from being fraudulently enrolled in Medicare replacement health plans, seven companies selling private fee-for-service plans have agreed to stop marketing the health plans to senior citizens.

The seven companies include Humana Inc. and UnitedHealth Group's Secure Horizons, which are major players in the San Antonio market.

A Medicare official announcing the agreement Friday said the companies aren't being investigated or held culpable for the actions of unscrupulous agents, but are expected to make sure seniors won't be fraudulently enrolled in the plans.

The other firms voluntarily ceasing marketing of the fee-for-service Medicare Advantage plans include BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Coventry Health Care Inc., Sterling Life Insurance Co., Universal American Financial Corp. and Wellcare Health Plans Inc. Business


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