risk HMO

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risk HMO

A health plan in the US which assumes insurance risk and receives a capitated payment for each enrollee, amounting to 95% of the average local payment for traditional Medicare.

Pros
Risk HMOs save money for Medicare, provide expanded benefits, guarantee enrollment, and allow easy disenrollment.
 
Cons
Chronically ill patients may be at a disadvantage; aggressive marketing and inadequate appeals process may harm the unwary consumer.
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The insurance company has a continuing relationship with Zurich as the exclusive program administrator for the Builders Risk Plan.
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