The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their 2
Medicare Advantage rate guidance with a 3.4% average premium increase designed to help competition in the Medicare Advantage market. CMS is continuing to review some additi
onal items relating to benefit flexibility and plan to issue additional guidance shortly. To view the entire 2019 Final Rate Notice and Call Letter, Click Here.
In New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Senator Jeffrey Klein, leader of the Independent Democratic Caucus, announced an agreement to unify. This could have a significant impact on the remainder of the legislative session as traditionally, the group members have voted with the
Republicans. Pending the outcome of the April 24 special election, this could all change control of both houses of legislature.
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