Becker's Healthcare December 8, 2023
Jakob Emerson

Groups advocating on behalf of older adults and people with disabilities are asking federal agencies for a “full-scale investigation” following what they say are misleading Medicare Advantage advertising practices by UnitedHealthcare.

The Center for Medicare Advocacy, National Health Law Program, Disability Rights Connecticut and National Disability Rights Network wrote CMS and the Federal Trade Commission on Dec. 7 requesting an immediate intervention over UnitedHealthcare’s advertising of dual eligible special needs plans in Connecticut, which provide health coverage to individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

The ads in question are aimed at dually eligible individuals and advertise extra benefits under a Medicare Advantage plan such as dental or vision. In Connecticut, all individuals with Medicaid or D-SNP coverage are already...

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