WPS Health Insurance drops Medicare drug plan to focus on ‘Medigap’ coverage [The Wisconsin State Journal] – InsuranceNewsNet
October 29—Based on Monona
WPS is dropping the drug plan it has been offering since the government added drug coverage as a health insurance option in 2006, so it can focus on its
“WPS is focused on maintaining our status as
Medicare supplement plans, often referred to as Medigap, fill in the gaps in traditional Medicare insurance coverage. WPS has approximately 70,000 Supplement Medicare members in
Twenty-three other Medicare Part D plans, which cover drugs, will be offered in
People in the ending WPS Part D plan can choose one of the other plans. They can also upgrade to Medicare Advantage, private plans that often include drug coverage.
“It was a big shock,” said Ward, a retired attorney, noting the “hassle” of trying to find another cover.
“We trusted a local business more,” Townsend said. “I always thought we would have a bit more local responsibility.”
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