New Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits
Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage plans may now have new supplemental benefits that will enhance care: Modifications to help keep seniors safe in their homes, like wheelchair ramps, stair rails or grab bars Medically-approved non-opioid pain management alternatives like therapeutic massages Transportation to help patients get to doctors’ visits or grocery store More in-home support services […]
Fewer Seniors Have Retiree Health Insurance
The Kaiser Family Foundation has been tracking trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, and has documented a significant drop in the share of large employers (200+ workers) offering retiree health coverage, from 66 percent in 1988 to 23 percent in 2015.
More User-Friendly Medicare Website Unveiled
The recently unveiled new Medicare.gov consumer website makes it easier to compare, choose, and understand Medicare coverage. Based on public feedback, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled several updates to the Medicare.gov website that make it easier for the millions of people who use it to navigate and access information to compare […]
My Medicare Journey
One Day, a Red, White, and Blue Card Landed in My Mailboxby Robert Van Winkle Whether you’re aging into Medicare, or you’ve been covered for years, you have options when it comes to coverage, and the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (which runs from October 15 to December 7) is your opportunity to assess your healthcare […]