16 01, 2023

New Rule Aids Seniors Who Are First-Time Medicare Enrollees

2022-11-06T14:37:08-05:00January 16th, 2023|

A new rule going into effect January 1, 2023, is setting seniors up with improved access to health care coverage. Your Medicare Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) begins as you approach your 65th birthday. For the three months leading up to [...]

13 01, 2023

Will You Lose Your Medicaid Coverage When the Pandemic Ends?

2022-11-06T14:37:07-05:00January 13th, 2023|

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the government declared a public health emergency and gave the states the ability to provide more citizens with health insurance through Medicaid. As a result, 25 percent more Americans now have access to health care, including [...]

11 01, 2023

Jan. 1-March 31: Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

2023-02-10T02:46:06-05:00January 11th, 2023|

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan but would like to make a change, you can likely take advantage of the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. This Open Enrollment Period occurs each year between January 1 and March 31. [...]

9 01, 2023

What to Do If Medicare Denies Coverage for Prescription Drug

2022-11-06T14:37:06-05:00January 9th, 2023|

Receiving a denial at the pharmacy for a drug you need can be a stressful experience. When Medicare declines to cover a prescription, some might worry that they cannot afford the medicine out of pocket. Others might also need the [...]

6 01, 2023

Now You Can See More Data Before Choosing a Nursing Home

2022-11-06T14:37:05-05:00January 6th, 2023|

For families seeking nursing home care for a loved one, getting information on what a nursing home is truly like or who owns it is easier said than done. Many rely on word of mouth, referrals, or recommendations. Others must [...]

5 01, 2023

Ending Guardianship of an Adult

2023-01-05T16:42:27-05:00January 5th, 2023|

While a guardian can support the protected person by making important decisions, in some cases, an individual may wish to change or dissolve the arrangement. The ward, their family, or other involved people might feel that the guardian is not [...]

2 01, 2023

When Should You Start Helping With Your Parents’ Finances?

2023-01-02T15:21:39-05:00January 2nd, 2023|

It is tough to know when you should step in and help your parents with their finances. You may go back and forth about when to take over. Deciding whether your parents still have the cognitive ability to manage their [...]

30 12, 2022

Insured Retirees Paying Tens of Thousands for Health Care

2022-11-06T14:37:03-05:00December 30th, 2022|

It’s no secret that health care remains one of the biggest expenses facing American retirees. Coverage through Medicare, Medicaid, or another insurer will help mitigate these costs to some extent. Yet retirees still tend to pay tens of thousands of [...]

26 12, 2022

Protect Yourself From Predatory Medicare Advantage Marketers

2022-11-06T14:37:02-05:00December 26th, 2022|

The number of people enrolling in Medicare Advantage programs offered through Medicare-approved private companies has increased over time. Based on this trend, more than half of all Medicare recipients may be enrolled in Medicare Advantage programs by 2025. As alternatives to traditional [...]

23 12, 2022

Avoiding the Medicare Part D Late Enrollment Penalty

2022-11-06T14:37:00-05:00December 23rd, 2022|

Once you become eligible for Medicare, you can enroll in Part D, which helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. Some people choose to delay registering for Part D. In some circumstances, Medicare imposes a late fee on individuals who defer [...]