We've got some great news! Medi-Cal's "senior penalty" ends December 1, 2020 by raising the income limit for Medi-Cal's Aged & Disabled program from 123% to 138% of the federal poverty level. This change will allow another close to 30,000 older Californians to receive full Medi-Cal. This change has been a long time coming, as the legislation, AB 715, was signed into law … [Read more...] about Medi-Cal’s “Senior Penalty” Ends Dec 1st – Yes!
The Internal Revenue Service recently warned of a new COVID-related texting scam where scammers trick people into giving their bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. The scam text message states: "You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment into your … [Read more...] about Beware of COVID Texting Scam from IRS
Your Support Makes a Difference! With Medicare's Open Enrollment having just one month to go, beneficiaries are faced with many choices. Whether to stay in Original Medicare or join a Medicare Advantage plan? Whether to switch MA plans, or to return to Original Medicare and buy a supplement plan? The options can be overwhelming and confusing. We at California Health … [Read more...] about Getting People the Right Medicare Coverage
How do you feel when surprising a friend with a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Or when posting a sweet note for your partner on the mirror? Or unexpectedly surprising your child with their favorite treat? Or calling a neighbor to offer getting groceries or a friendly conversation during the pandemic? All these actions have some things in common. They are acts of kindness, … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday ~ A Global Day to Give & Spread Goodness!
With a critical election coming up on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, it's important that each person has the opportunity to vote and that each vote is counted. The COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires can create potential legal and logistical barriers for people getting their votes cast. Below is a helpful list of resources put together by our partners, Justice in Aging that can help … [Read more...] about Your Vote Matters ~ Resources to Ensure Older Adults & People with Disabilities Can Vote