Surging Medicare HMOs could dent Medigap sales

Schwartz, Matthew P.
February 1995
National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;2/20/95, Vol. 99 Issue 8, p3
Reports on the effect of the rapid increase in the number of Medicare recipients to Medigap sales. Health benefits from Medicare-risk health maintenance organizations (HMO); 1993 sales of Medigap policies; Strategies of Medigap insurers in competing with Medicare-risk HMO.


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