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Go Paperless With “Medicare & You”

Did you know you can read the red, white and blue “Medicare & You handbook” right on your smart phone, computer or tablet? Visit Medicare.gov to find all of the same information online you’re used to seeing in your printed handbook. Learn what’s new, get Medicare costs, and find out what Medicare covers. Even better, we update the handbook information on the …

August 19th, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid: Keeping Us Healthy for 50 Years It’s easy to forget that before 1966, roughly half of all seniors were uninsured, living in fear that the high cost of health care could propel not only them, but their families, into poverty. . Few of us remember that not that long ago, far too many disabled people, families with …

March 19th, 2015

Since 2010, 9.4 million people with Medicare have saved over $15 billion on prescription drugs and 39 million Medicare beneficiaries received preventive services with no cost sharing in 2014. The Department of Health and Human Services released today new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare continued to enjoy prescription drug savings and improved …

February 22, 2015

National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final national coverage determination that provides for Medicare coverage of Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT). The coverage is effective immediately. “This is the first time that Medicare has covered …

December 23, 2014

This week n4a and the Aging Network Volunteer Resource Center announced the six teams that will receive monetary awards as part of a national competition to recognize and support the work that trained volunteer teams are plying in communities across the country in making sure that older adults get to critical medical appointments, are counseled in Medicare options, and more. …

Fraud Alert: Medicare Telemarketing Fraud scheme

Seniors in the Michigan area have been recently targeted by a fraudulent telemarketing scheme. Random callers have telephoned seniors claiming that Medicare is sending all seniors new cards. The callers have asked these seniors to verify their name and address and then asked for their bank’s name, and in some cases, more detailed banking information. These seniors were targeted by …

Healthcare notice- Dec 2013

This Season, Shop for Your Health The holidays are fast approaching, and there’s one must have for every shopping list: health insurance. And the place to get it? The Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. To help you with the process, we’ve compiled the top things to know when choosing and enrolling in plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Read on …

Part D Without Paying a Dime- March 2013

June 4, 2013, 4:27 pm Part D, Without Paying a Dime By PAULA SPAN Here’s a nonhypothetical question: If an older person without much money could receive prescription drug insurance — i.e. Medicare Part D — at no cost, why wouldn’t he apply? Both Medicare and the Social Security Administration have tried to spread the word, to tell low-income seniors …