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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:MedicareNewsWatch.com
Web address:http://www.medicarenewswatch.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct176849
Date of initial review: 16 Apr 2000
Validity of certificate10 May 2011 - May 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.


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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
The website does not provide health/medical information.
President Alan Mittermaier is an experienced healthcare executive, management consultant, and health plan researcher.
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
MedicareNewsWatch.com is dedicated to helping seniors make informed decisions about Medicare Advantage plans.
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
This principle is not applicable for this site 

3. Confidentiality
The MedicareNewsWatch.com website does not place "cookies" or utilize "web beacons" in order to collect or distribute user non-personal information.
Personally identifiable information is only provided to the organizations (Medicare plans) and services selected by each user.
HealthMetrix Research neither distributes nor sells user information to third parties.
  (10 May 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Legal notices and home page are updated.
Site Last Updated: 2/15/2011
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
HealthMetrix Research Contact Information
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Please note that this site is a free public service and is not an endorsement for any Medicare health plan or product.
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

8. Advertising policy
(...) under no circumstances shall HealthMetrix Research's acceptance of any Advertisement be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised or for the company that manufactures, distributes, or promotes such product(s) or service(s).
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

HealthMetrix Research recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between Advertising content and editorial and decision-making content.
  (11 Apr 2011) - Link

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