Forum Session

Medigap: Prevalence, Premiums, and Opportunities for Reform
October 2, 2002

Manager

Nora Super

Summary

This meeting focused on the Medigap market: how it has changed over the past decade and how well it serves Medicare beneficiaries today. Speakers discussed the effects of standardization, recent premium trends and rating practices, and options for reform. Presenters also considered Medigap within the context of Medicare prescription drug proposals and efforts to restructure the entire Medicare program.

Speakers

Peter Fox, PhD, Consultant, PDF, Inc.; Tom Lindquist, President, AARP Division of Ovations, UnitedHealth Group; Bonnie Burns, Director, Consumer Education, California Health Advocates; Ann-Marie Lynch, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Robert Reischauer, PhD, President, Urban Institute, and Vice Chair, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

Related Materials

More information available in the accompanying publication, Issue Brief No. 782.

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