This month, we’re highlighting our SMP liaison, Steven Perez-Mejia! Steven works for the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) in Merced as Program Manager. Before HICAP, he worked at a grocery store for 11 years in several positions including cashier, supervisor, and even as a butcher! When HICAP called and asked him to join their program, it was an … [Read more...] about SMP Liaison Spotlight – Meet Steven Perez-Mejia!
Do You Need Help with Internet Costs?
If you or someone you know needs help with internet costs, we have some good news. You may qualify for a monthly discount on a new or existing internet service plan through a government program called the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This program is run through the Federal Communications Commission. It also provides a one-time $100 discount to those who qualify to buy … [Read more...] about Do You Need Help with Internet Costs?
CalPERS Update #11: CalPERS to Offer 2nd Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit
By Bonnie Burns, Training & Policy Specialist A public announcement of a second settlement is pending in the class action lawsuit against CalPERS long-term care insurance program. There will be a hearing on a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement conference on March 10th at 1:30 PM in Department 10 at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA … [Read more...] about CalPERS Update #11: CalPERS to Offer 2nd Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit
Together Let’s Slam the Scam!
March 9, 2023 is National Slam the Scam Day! The Social Security Administration (SSA) is launching this day to help spread awareness and empowerment to stop Social Security-related scams. Below are some tips from SSA on how to spot and avoid such scams. Recognize the four basic signs of a scam: Report Social Security-related scams to the SSA Office of the Inspector … [Read more...] about Together Let’s Slam the Scam!
CHA Supports SB 311 – Simplifying Medicare Part A & QMB Enrollment
California Health Advocates (CHA) supports SB 311 (Eggman), which would require the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to submit a State Plan Amendment for California to become a Part A Buy-In State. SB 311 would benefit low-income older Californians and persons with disabilities, who rely on Medicare and Medi-Cal but struggle to pay costly Medicare Part A premiums, by … [Read more...] about CHA Supports SB 311 – Simplifying Medicare Part A & QMB Enrollment