• House Passes Historic Bill to Lower Drug Prices & Expand Medicare

    By on December 13, 2019

    On December 12th, the U.S. House of Representative passed a historic piece of legislation, Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) by a vote of 230-192. If signed into law, this legislation would significantly reduce the cost of prescription drugs for beneficiaries and Medicare, including authorizing Medicare to negotiate prices for...

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  • Congress Expresses Concerns on the New Medicare Plan Finder

    By on December 13, 2019

    On December 10th, a bipartisan group of congressional leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about their concerns with the erroneous information on the newly redesigned Medicare Plan Finder. The letter references the errors and inaccurate information that advocates, such as California...

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  • Social Security Needs Our Protection ~ Don’t Trust the Trust Act

    By on December 12, 2019

    Social Security currently lifts 22 million people out of poverty and allows them to live with dignity. It is vitally important to people who are retired, those with disabilities, survivors and dependents. Keeping Social Security strong for our current and future generations is essential for the health and wellbeing of our whole society. And...

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  • While Medicare’s Open Enrollment is Over, Consequences for the Medicare Plan Finder’s Inaccuracies Are Not

    By on December 10, 2019

    Even though Medicare’s Open Enrollment period is over, the consequences resulting from some of the inaccurate information on Medicare’s Plan Finder (MPF) are not. In fact, they will only start to be realized in the new year when some beneficiaries find out the drug prices, premium information and more that they gathered on the...

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  • Medicare’s Open Enrollment Ends Saturday, Dec 7th

    By on December 5, 2019

    Have you made your health care coverage choices for 2020? If so, great! If not, now is the time, as Medicare’s open enrollment ends this Saturday, December 7. Each year this open enrollment period, also known as the Annual Election Period (AEP) is from October 15 – December 7. It’s a time where you...

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  • Policyholders Beware: Paying for the Insolvency of a Long-Term Care Insurance Company

    By on November 19, 2019

    In March of 2017 a long-term care insurance company was declared insolvent. The company, PennTreaty Network America (PTNA) and its subsidiary company, American Network Insurance Company (ANIC) were subsequently declared insolvent and are now administered by each state’s Guaranty Association. The reserves and assets of the two companies are woefully insufficient to pay the…

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  • Nine Common Medicare Mistakes to Avoid

    By on November 15, 2019

    Medicare is complicated and it can be easy to make erroneous assumptions about coverage and enrollment. Below, Tatiana Fassieux, our Education & Training Specialist, reviews the nine most common myths and “Medicare mistakes” with information on how to avoid them.   1. If I delay my Social Security pension, I can also delay my...

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  • A Warning on Counterfeit Prescription Drugs from Mexico

    By on November 12, 2019

    Below is a warning issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on counterfeit prescription drugs coming into the States from Mexico that are causing fatalities. Beneficiaries who use pain medication should be especially aware of this warning. Also, we have a new fraud alert on Opioid Fraud and Abuse. Opioids have killed more than 47,000...

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