Can you believe it's almost that time of year again? Medicare's Open Enrollment (also known as the Annual Election Period) is just around the corner and it's time to get ready. From October 15 through December 7, Medicare's Open Enrollment is main time each year you can make a change to your Medicare coverage. You can enroll into or change your Medicare Advantage plan and/or … [Read more...] about Medicare’s Open Enrollment is Coming (Oct 15 – Dec 7) ~ Tips to Prepare
Below is a recall alert from Medicare for certain Philips medical devices. See Philips' website for more information on certain Philips Respironics Sleep and Respiratory Care devices. From Medicare: Philips recently issued a product recall for specific ventilators and sleep apnea devices. If you own or rent one of the Philips products that was recalled, talk to … [Read more...] about Recall Alert for Philips Ventilators & Sleep Apnea Devices
In mid August, the Senate passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, followed by a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint reconciliation bill passed on party-lines that would make it possible to expand education, child care, climate change initiatives and health care, including many key improvements to Medicare. While the road ahead to passage could be arduous, if the House … [Read more...] about Tell Congress to Say Yes to Medicare Improvements ~ Now is the Time!
In July, Governor Newsom and the Legislature passed as historic budget that invests in all walks of life for Californians. For older adults, this budget is great news; it addresses all 5 goals of the Master Plan for Aging and reverses some long-standing cuts from the Great Recession. Some of the highlights include a phased-in reversal of the Supplemental Security Income … [Read more...] about Final California Budget Makes Historic Investments for Older Adults
July 30th is Medicare’s 56th birthday and it is indeed a day to celebrate. Currently, 63.1 million Amercians are enrolled in this federal health insurance program that is available to most people 65 years of age and older and those younger with a disability, regardless of income, health status or medical history. It was enacted 56 years ago on July 30, 1965 with two primary … [Read more...] about Medicare’s Turning 56 ~ Let’s Celebrate