Better Medicare Alliance Ally Letter to CMS on Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWPs)

As organizations representing thousands of employers that provide Medicare Advantage
coverage for enrollees through Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWPs), we urge you to
carefully consider the implications of the changes to the EGWP payment methodology
proposed in the CY 2019 Advance Notice. Any payment cut to EGWPs has the potential to
negatively impact our members in the form of higher premiums and cost sharing, and
reduced benefits in both the short and long term.