TITLE

Should you stay or should you go?

AUTHOR(S)
Daschner, Mary
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Sep2007, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the available options for employers to consider when integrating Medicare Part D into their prescription plans in the U.S. In the retiree drug subsidy, employers remain the primary payers and are eligible for the federal Part D tax-free subsidy. Employer group waiver plan (EGWP) is a group coverage that is equal or above a standard Medicare Part D plan. It includes group enrollment through a CMS-contracted plan.
ACCESSION #
26768146

 

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