Living in a time of a public health emergency, the current COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to know your extra Medicare protections to access health care when you need it. Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans have certain guidelines they must follow to ensure your access to care. Below is a summary of the important points to know, quoted from the SHIP Technical … [Read more...] about Your Protections to Access Care During COVID-19
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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!
Medicare beneficiaries across the country are in the midst of navigating their health care coverage options for 2021. Medicare's annual Open Enrollment, which is from Oct 15 - Dec 7, is in full swing, and is the main time each year that beneficiaries can return to Original Medicare or change their Medicare Advantage and/or Part D drug coverage for the upcoming year. To do this, … [Read more...] about Problems with Medicare Plan Finder Giving Inaccurate Information
Medicare’s Fall Open Enrollment, officially known as the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is happening now. It runs from October 15 – December 7, and is the time beneficiaries can change their Medicare health plan and Part D coverage and/or return to Original Medicare. Coverage changes become effective January 1, 2021. It's an important time to review your coverage, and any … [Read more...] about Medicare’s Open Enrollment is Happening Now ~ Review Your Options for 2021
Do you work with volunteers? If so, are you looking for creative ways to recognize and honor your volunteers during COVID-19? Our partners at Kings/Tulare HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) have an inspiring example to share. Plus just looking at these photos below spreads smiles and good cheer! Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Looking for Creative Ways to Honor Your Volunteers During COVID-19?