For 2024, Select MAOs Target More Social Needs, Enhance D-SNP Offerings

With the Oct. 1 start of marketing for the 2024 Annual Election Period (AEP), several major publicly traded insurers have unveiled somewhat slower plans for geographic expansion than in previous years, while CMS’s 2024 MA and Part D landscape files suggest that premium increases were a common way to offset potential rate cuts. But according to recent press releases unveiling product enhancements for next year, insurers appear to be extending enhanced supplemental benefits to the broader MA population while offering Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) beneficiaries greater flexibility to address nonmedical needs.

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Lauren Flynn Kelly

Lauren Flynn Kelly Managing Editor, Radar on Medicare Advantage

Lauren has been covering health business issues since the early 2000s and specializes in in-depth reporting on Medicare Advantage, managed Medicaid and Medicare Part D. She also possesses a deep understanding of the complex world of pharmacy benefit management, having written AIS Health’s Radar on Drug Benefits from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016. In addition to her role as managing editor of Radar on Medicare Advantage, she oversees AIS Health’s publications and manages the health editorial staff. She graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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