October 2005 Meeting

Event: October 2005 Meeting

Topic:  Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Benefit) and its effects on Retiree Medical, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Supplement Plans.

This session will present a general overview of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) and its provisions.  The new Medicare Part D prescription drug program – its benefits, financing and the providers involved – will be explained.  A description of options available to employers who offer retiree medical plans, as a result of the new coverage, will be presented.  Panelists will also discuss the effect of the MMA on inforce and future Medicare Supplement plans, and brief mention will be made of the changes affecting Medicare Advantage plans.

Dawn E. Helwig
    Principal, Milliman, Inc.

Thomas G. Ruehle FSA, MAAA, CEBS, CLU
    Principal, Milliman, Inc.

Date:  Wednesday, October 26, 2005 
  3:30 Registration  /  4:00 Speaker  /  5:00 Hors d’oeuvres

Location:  Blue Cross & Blue Shield of IL, CAL Level – Conference Room 5

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