By Bonnie Burns, Training & Policy Specialist Following CalPERS’s withdrawal from the class action settlement the parties held a joint case conference with the court on May 5th. CHA does not have the details of that case conference but we are told that the lawsuit will go to a jury in the fall. In the meantime the executive committee … [Read more...] about CalPERS Update #7: Investigation into CalPERS Long-Term Care Insurance Program
Did you hear the good news? The Biden-Harris Administration announced today 4/4/22 that all people with Medicare Part B now have access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost. People with Medicare can get up to eight tests per calendar month from participating pharmacies and health care providers for the duration of the … [Read more...] about Beneficiaries Have a New Way to Get Medicare-Covered Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests
Have you suddenly lost access to your doctor? Are your specialists refusing to see you? Are you unable to get your prescriptions at the pharmacy? If any of these are true, you may have been tricked into signing up for hospice, a program that is medically unnecessary for you. Hospice is an important benefit, covered by Medicare, and it is meant for Medicare beneficiaries … [Read more...] about Have You Been Tricked into Signing Up for Hospice?
If you are eligible for Medicare, regardless of whether you signed up for it, COBRA can bite you! COBRA - the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act - gives you the legal right to continue group health benefits when they might otherwise end due to job loss, divorce or death. They are the same as those you had in the employer plan. Yet, federal rules that apply while you … [Read more...] about COBRA Warning for People Eligible for Medicare