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Author: James C. Cosgrove
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: medicare, plans, cost, care, managed, observations
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437927041
ISBN-13: 9781437927047

Medicare cost plans -- managed care plans paid based on the reasonable costs of delivering Medicare-covered services -- enroll a small number of beneficiaries compared to Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicare's managed care program in which the plans accept financial risk if their costs exceed fixed payments received for each enrolled beneficiary. This report: (1) determined the MA options available to beneficiaries in cost plans; (2) described key differences for beneficiaries between cost plans, MA plans, and Medicare fee-for-service; (3) determined the extent to which org. offering cost plans a
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Author: James C. Cosgrove
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: medicare, plans, cost, care, managed, observations
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437927327
ISBN-13: 9781437927320

Medicare cost plans ¿ managed care plans paid based on the reasonable costs of delivering Medicare-covered services ¿ enroll a small number of beneficiaries compared to Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicare¿s managed care program in which the plans accept financial risk if their costs exceed fixed payments received for each enrolled beneficiary. This report: (1) determined the MA options available to beneficiaries in cost plans; (2) described key differences for beneficiaries between cost plans, MA plans, and Medicare Fee-For-Service; (3) determined the extent to which organizations offering co
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Author: Barbara J. Bovbjerg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: pension, plans, private, questions, key, answers
Number of Pages: 72
Published: 2003-02-01
ISBN-10: 0756731593
ISBN-13: 9780756731595

Provides information about the basic features of the private pension plan system & the federal framework that governs how private plans must operate. This private pensions primer includes questions & answers about the types of plans that private employers may sponsor, the benefits these plans provide, & the basic requirements that govern how these plans are administered. The answers are intended to be clear, concise, & easy-to-understand. Although the primer summarizes & explains some of the fundamental aspects of private pension plans, the material does not provide a complete technical interp
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Author: Barbara Bovbjerg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: multiemployer, pension, benefits, protect, needed, pensions, changes, private
Number of Pages: 65
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 143794292X
ISBN-13: 9781437942927

Thirty years ago Congress enacted protections to ensure that participants in multiemployer pension plans received their promised benefits. These defined benefit plans are created by collective bargaining agree. covering more than one employer. Today, these plans provide pension coverage to over 10.4 million participants in approx. 1,500 multiemployer plans insured by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC). This report examines: (1) the current status of nation's multiemployer plans; (2) steps PBGC takes to monitor the health of these plans; (3) the structure of multiemployer plans in other
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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: blue, effective, state, oversight, role, weak, cross, shield, experiences, plans
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788111493
ISBN-13: 9780788111495

A study of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield plans to: (1) determine the extent of financial weakness among the Blue plans; (2) identify factors that contribute to plans' weak financial conditions; & (3) determine the measures taken by the plans, the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association (BC & BSA), & states to address plan weaknesses. Also describes the oversight & other roles played by the BC & BSA & discusses the implications of health care reform on Blues plans. Charts & tables.
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Author: Barbara D. Boubjerg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: calls, information, fees, plans, reliance, pensions, increased, private
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 2007-07-01
ISBN-10: 1422314669
ISBN-13: 9781422314661

Over the past 20 years there has been a shift in the types of pension plans employers are offering employees. Employers are increasingly moving away from traditional defined benefit plans to the 401(k). Specific info. about the plan & plan options becomes more relevant than under defined benefit plans because participants are responsible for ensuring that they have adequate income at retirement. While info. on historical performance & investment risk for each plan option are important for participants to understand, so too is info. on fees because fees can significantly decrease participants¿
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Author: John J. Topelski
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: congress, issues, savings, retirement, plans
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2011-04-01
ISBN-10: 1437980864
ISBN-13: 9781437980868

Over the past 25 years, defined contribution (DC) plans including 401(k) plans have become the most prevalent form of employer-sponsored retirement plan (ESRP) in the U.S. The majority of assets held in these plans are invested in stocks and stock mutual funds. The decline in the major stock market indices in 2008 greatly reduced the value of many families' retirement savings. Contents of this report: New Challenges to a Secure Retirement Income; Access to ESRP; Participation in ESRP; Contributions to Retirement Savings Plans; Investment Choices and Investment Risk; Fees and Fee Disclosure; Le
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