By Bonnie Burns, Consultant to California Health Advocates As we learn new information about the lawsuit settlement or the premium increase and options to reduce the cost imposed on your policy, we will post it here to help CalPERS members sort through their options. Please be aware that the notice from the lawsuit and the notice of a premium increase both use … [Read more...] about Update on CalPERS Settlement & Premium Increase
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
Not sure what to do with your vaccine card? Or where to keep it? Well, our California Senior Medicare Patrol has just the thing for you. We have new vaccine holders. And they're decorated with our California SMP logo and number so you always know where to call if you have some suspected Medicare fraud to report (1-855-613-7080). If you, a loved one, or one or more of your … [Read more...] about Vaccine Card Holders Available from SMP
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