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Exploring the Social Factors Impacting the Under 65 Duals Eligible Market

  By Kyle Janssen Dual eligible Medicare and Medicaid members are, by definition, more in need of assistance with both medical and non-medical needs compared to other consumers. Even among Duals though, there is one group that has more needs and barriers facing them than others—the Duals Under 65 group....

The Impact of ACA in 2024 and Beyond…

By Rob Lourenco About one year ago, in February 2023, we were analyzing the results of the previous ACA open enrollment period. By all measures it had been a successful season. Several prominent carriers had expanded their footprint, consumer choice continued to rise, and the market had grown to 16.4...

Dental Benefits Reign Supreme for Duals

By: Emily Dykstra Duals are Medicare members who receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits due to low-income status. Often Duals have unique needs compared to general Medicare members, which is why Deft has done a deep dive into their importance and the preferences they have for supplemental benefits available in...

The Dental Dilemma: Maximizing Health and Tailoring Coverage to Elevate Health and Experiences

For payers, ensuring comprehensive healthcare coverage for beneficiaries is critical for gaining new members, retaining current members, and ensuring a high-quality member experience. Dissatisfaction with dental coverage and care is often a driver of shopping, but not always switching as consumers are often hard pressed to find a better alternative....