Bonnie Burns, our Training and Policy Specialist, provided the following oral testimony at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Consumer Liaison Committee meeting on April 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. I represent consumers, those who bought the PennTreaty policies. This liquidation is where the theoretical meets reality. The Pennsylvania department … [Read more...] about Bonnie Burns Testifies on Consumer Concerns Regarding PennTreaty’s Liquidation Long-Term Care Policies
Observation status is used by hospitals to assess whether a patient (usually in the emergency department) should receive continued outpatient treatment, be admitted as an inpatient, or be discharged. The financial difference between observation status and inpatient status to the Medicare beneficiary can be significant. Costs for observation status, which is outpatient, fall … [Read more...] about Will New MOONs Shed Light on Midnight Madness?
Are you ready? Medicare's annual election period (AEP), also called fall open enrollment is here! This is a time to review your current coverage, its changes for 2017 and to shop around for your best options. The AEP runs from Oct 15 - Dec 7. Below is information from our Medicare Annual Election Period page with reminders of what you can do during this time, info on the 2017 … [Read more...] about Medicare’s Fall Open Enrollment is Here!