This week, California Governor Newsom signed 770 bills into law. One of them was AB 570 (Santiago), also known as the "Parent Healthcare Act" that becomes effective for individual health care coverage issued, amended or renewed beginning January 1, 2023. This change in the law will allow adult children to add their parents or step parents to their individual … [Read more...] about Parent Healthcare Act (AB 570) Allows Californians to Add Parents to Their Healthcare
Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara, recently announced new insurance protections with increased payouts and evacuation benefits for wildfire survivors. These larger payments, more generous, mandated benefits and less "red tape" will help people recover more quickly from the devastating loss of losing their home to wildfire. These increased protections are the result of … [Read more...] about New Insurance Protections in Place for Wildfire Survivors
Have you heard of the new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)? It is a temporary Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help eligible families and households who are struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides discounts on services and devices, and will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual … [Read more...] about Do You or Someone You Know Need Internet Access? Emergency Broadband Benefit May Help
Our California Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) has a new fraud-fighting tool available. It's called My Health Care Tracker, is available in English and Spanish and it can help beneficiaries prevent, detect and report suspected Medicare fraud. How? Let's read more about it, as shared on the SMP National Resource Center website... My Health Care Trackers offer: A place for … [Read more...] about Do You Have Your Own “Health Care Tracker”?
In an effort to increase vaccinations nationwide, the Biden Administration recently increased the payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccinations for Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard to reach. This move is part of the Administration's continuing efforts to help as many people get vaccinated as possible. While many Medicare … [Read more...] about Payments Increased for At-Home COVID Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries