The doughnut hole coverage gap forces seniors to pay out of pocket once their drug costs hit a certain amount. Recent health care reforms have focused on the doughnut hall as a way to cut costs. Here are the top 6 things to know about the doughnut hole for seniors, their relatives, and their friends.

Closing the Doughnut Hole

The doughnut hole coverage gap forces seniors to pay out of pocket once their drug costs hit a certain amount. Recent health care reforms have focused on the doughnut hall as a way to cut costs. Here are the top 6 things to know about the doughnut hole for seniors, their relatives, and their friends.

Effective February 1, 2010, Cigna is closing their CIGNA Medicare Access PFFS plans to OEP enrollments.

CIGNA will still accept clients enrolling during their individual election period (those aging in to Medicare or newly eligible to Medicare) and those with a Special Enrollment Period. Current clients who have CIGNA Medicare Access PFFS will not see a change in their 2010 benefits. They will continue to have coverage for the entire year.

Cigna PFFS Plan to Close

Effective February 1, 2010, Cigna is closing their CIGNA Medicare Access PFFS plans to OEP enrollments.

CIGNA will still accept clients enrolling during their individual election period (those aging in to Medicare or newly eligible to Medicare) and those with a Special Enrollment Period. Current clients who have CIGNA Medicare Access PFFS will not see a change in their 2010 benefits. They will continue to have coverage for the entire year.

The recent Senate bill entitled “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is intended to bring insurance to many uninsured Americans and to help the Medicare program avoid insolvency, which is projected to happen in 6 years. Unfortunately, the bill will probably have just the opposite effect.

Avoiding Medicare Insolvency in 2016

The recent Senate bill entitled “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is intended to bring insurance to many uninsured Americans and to help the Medicare program avoid insolvency, which is projected to happen in 6 years. Unfortunately, the bill will probably have just the opposite effect.