Volume 18 | September 14, 2020
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Post Office Delays Threaten Access to Mail-Order Medications

According to KFF, 17% of people with Medicare who used their Part D prescription drug coverage in 2018—around 7.3 million people—had at least one medication delivered via USPS. These numbers were up sharply in the first half of 2020, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, millions of beneficiaries currently rely on mail or pharmacies for timely delivery of their medications.
CMS Consumer Mailing Guide

This guide is ideal for you to help your clients stay on top of, and appropriately act on, notices and mailers they receive throughout the year. It provides you the opportunity to serve as your client’s advisor. Find out how to use this guide to your benefit.
PQA Recognizes CarePlus Health Plans with its Excellence in Quality Award

The company’s Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan in Florida is among only 15 plans in the country to receive PQA’s highest recognition. Read more
As of January 2020, Humana served more than 8.4 million Medicare members in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico; 4 million of which were Medicare Advantage members and 4.4 million were stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) members.

In 2018, Humana Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan members saved an estimated $7,400 on average on their prescription costs.

Approximately 92%, of Humana Medicare Advantage members are currently enrolled under contracts with 4-stars and above for 2020

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Vitamin C May Prevent Skeletal Muscle Mass Loss In Older People: Study

"Free radicals may contribute to the destruction of muscle and speed up age-related decline of muscle mass.Vitamin C consumption may combat this kind of muscle loss due to its antioxidant action. Researchers at University of East Anglia (UEA) have found in a new research that Vitamin C may improve skeletal muscle mass in older people.Vitamin C found in citrus fruits, berries and vegetables could be the key to better muscles in later life . The study has been published in the Journal of Nutrition.

For a list of 20 foods high in Vitamin C, check out this article. As always, check with your doctor before making dietary changes or adding supplements to your diet." **
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MCC Brokerage now has an Event Calendar on our website! View all upcoming MCC Academy training and events in one place, including our bi-weekly MCC EZ-Enroll Training led by Meena. Carrier trainings are also listed for your convenience, including Humana's Honor Plans Overview and Freedom/Optimum's Annual training. The Event Calendar includes all meeting and/or registration information you need to join.

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Gentlemen (and Lades), This Is A Football

The iconic words spoken by [Vince Lombardi] were all about getting back to fundamentals. Without them, regardless of what profession we are in, we can easily lose sight of our core values. Read more