Partner Plan Choices and Medicare Advantage Enrollment Decisions Among Older Adults.

TitlePartner Plan Choices and Medicare Advantage Enrollment Decisions Among Older Adults.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationForthcoming
AuthorsLei, L, Levy, H, Ankuda, C, Hoffman, GJ, Kim, HMyra, Strominger, J, Maust, DT
JournalJAMA
ISSN Number1538-3598
KeywordsCouples, Insurance Coverage, Medicare, Medicare advantage
Abstract

In 2023, 50% of Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA).1 While enrollment is common, so is disenrollment: between 2011 and 2018, 12% to 20% of enrollees left their MA contract within 1 year.2 Beneficiary- and plan-level characteristics, including Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibility, functional limitations, health care needs, and plan star rating, are associated with disenrollment.3-6 For working-age adults, spouses or partners (hereafter, partners) often share insurance coverage under the same plan; whether this pattern occurs in MA is unknown. This study considered dyadic MA enrollment decisions, examining the association of respondent plan changes with partner plan changes and other beneficiary and plan characteristics.

DOI10.1001/jama.2024.1773
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Alternate JournalJAMA
Citation Key13869
PubMed ID38506841
PubMed Central IDPMC10955388
Grant ListP30 AG066582 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG074944 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States