MA, Cost, PACE, Demo and Prescription Drug Plan Contract Enrollment Report (August 2020)

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans reached 25.2 million enrollees as of the Aug. 1, 2020, payment date, according to new monthly summary data from CMS. The payment reflects enrollments accepted through July 10. In an Aug. 19 research note from Credit Suisse, securities analyst A.J. Rice observed that year-to-date (YTD) enrollment growth is 8%, beating the pace of the previous two years, which was 6.4% and 6.6%, respectively. “The five major MCOs (including CVS), which account for roughly 61.7% of total MA enrollments, have cumulatively grown 10.0% YTD vs. 4.9% YTD growth for the remaining MA plans,” he noted.

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Lauren Flynn Kelly

Lauren Flynn Kelly Managing Editor, Radar on Medicare Advantage

Lauren has been covering health business issues, including drug benefits and specialty pharmacy, for more than a decade. She served as editor of Drug Benefit News (the predecessor to Radar on Drug Benefits) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016, and now manages Radar on Medicare Advantage. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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