Kristine Grow, Senior Vice President of Communications for America’s Health Insurance Plans spoke with America’s Work Force on March 23 to discuss her latest project.
Grow spoke about the Health Insurance Plans project titled “Coalition for Medicare Choices” and how it deals with Medicare Advantage plans. She explained that Medicare Advantage Plans have three parts; Part A, Part B and Part C. Part A covers hospital visits, Part B covers primary healthcare provider visits and Part C is a combination of A and B, also including care management and prescription drug assistance. Grow said that people like Medicare Advantage Plans because of the options, control, flexibility and affordability of them. She explained that every year, the Coalition for Medicare Choices meets with stakeholders, physicians and experts to estimate the value of Medicare Advantage Plans. The goal is to show policymakers that Medicare Advantage plans are a preferred option of medicare. Lastly she talked about COVID-19 and what to do if you or someone you know has any questions or concerns about the virus.
Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department spoke about how the Coronavirus outbreak has impacted the transportation sector. He said that transportation workers are still required to show up to work, but are not being provided with safety equipment. Even after requesting protective gear, front line transit workers have not been provided with masks, sanitizers, disposable gloves or disinfectant, putting them at risk while continuing to do their job. Willis also spoke about American Airlines signing an agreement to keep their workers on payroll to avoid misclassification of workers, preserve collective bargaining and more safety nets for employees to receive pay if they face bankruptcy again.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about jobless claims rising leading to more people needing to apply for unemployment.
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