By Bonnie Burns, Training & Policy Specialist We have just learned that CalPERS has opted out of the class action settlement ending the current agreement that was scheduled to be heard on June 8th. This means that policyholders will not get any of the options that were described in the settlement. Approximately 70% of class members had opted to end their … [Read more...] about CalPERS Update #6: CalPERS Opts Out of Settlement
Hospital coverage and inpatient hospital care are crucial for the recovery of many acute illnesses and injuries. Yet a common misconception among patients is that they will remain in the hospital until they feel "well enough" to go home. Instead, hospitals only keep patients for as long as a high intensity of medical care is needed. Most of a patient's recovery actually happens … [Read more...] about Hospital Discharge Planning is Key to Recovery
Does your insurance company invest in fossil fuels or green energy? Now you can find out and can align your health insurance in a way that not only helps you, but also helps keep our planet a livable place for you, your family and future generations. Our California Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara just issued a new report and web page this week detailing insurance … [Read more...] about Does Your Health Insurance Invest in Fossil Fuels or Green Energy?
Did you hear the good news? The Biden-Harris Administration announced today 4/4/22 that all people with Medicare Part B now have access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost. People with Medicare can get up to eight tests per calendar month from participating pharmacies and health care providers for the duration of the … [Read more...] about Beneficiaries Have a New Way to Get Medicare-Covered Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests
Guard your Medicare card Watch out for scammers broadcasting TV commercials or calling you by phone to offer “free or low cost” knee, back and other orthotic braces. This is a scam! If you give them your Medicare number, you could end up with boxes of unwanted and unneeded braces, a compromised Medicare number, and potentially denied Medicare claims if you require such … [Read more...] about Beware of Offers for “Free” Braces Covered by Medicare