March 2nd, 2013
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March 2nd, 2013
PASSAGES HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) is warning Savvy Seniors about a telephone scam that has been reported in our area. A Savvy Senior reported that she received a call from someone that sounded “legitimate” who stated that Medicare is sending out new cards and they need to verify their address and bank account information. She did not give them anything! She called HICAP’s Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and reported it. She is one Savvy Senior! Click here to read more.
October 12th, 2012
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September 19th, 2012
Fact Sheet – California’s Corordinated Care Initiative: Background and Overview
This fact sheet provides the background and context for California’s Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), established as part of the enacted 2012-2013 budget. It outlines the changes to the delivery of medical care and long-term services and supports for individuals eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal as well as Medi-Cal-only seniors and people with disabilities initiated by the CCI.
August 10th, 2012
Average basic premiums for Medicare prescription drug plans are projected to remain constant in 2013, Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius announced today. The average 2013 monthly premium for basic prescription drug coverage is expected to be $30. Average premiums for 2012 were projected to be $30 and ultimately averaged $29.67. At the same time, since the law was enacted, seniors and people with disabilities have saved $3.9 billion on prescription drugs as the Affordable Care Act began closing the “donut hole” coverage gap. Read More >>
July 25th, 2012
Depending on where you live, there are a variety of services and supports designed to help prepare you for aging with dignity and independence. While each community is unique, there are a few standard resources that can help you know where to turn when the need arises.
January 20th, 2012
As debt reduction talks continue in Washington, changes to Medicare to save federal dollars have gained widespread support from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac), policymakers and Congressional representatives. Many of the proposed changes would affect both current and future Medicare beneficiaries, but in significantly different ways, depending on which changes are adopted. Savings to the Medicare program in “Washington speak” usually mean reducing the number or amount of services beneficiaries receive which translates to beneficiaries paying more of their own health care costs.