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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 – December 7

Category Archives: Elder Law

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 – December 7

Fall is the time for Medicare beneficiaries to explore their options regarding traditional Medicare, Part D prescription drug plans and Part C Medicare Advantage plans. The Annual Coordinated Election Period (ACEP) starts on October 15th and ends on December 7th. This means that Medicare beneficiaries have to analyze their options and make choices by December… Read More »

Part B and the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

Today the Social Security Administration announced that, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation numbers released today, there will be no Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2016. The announcement makes official the assumption underlying the 2015 Medicare Trustees Report premium and deductible projections for 2016. According to the 2015 Medicare Trustees Report, Part B… Read More »

Area Agency on Aging Region 9 – Caregiver Connection Newsletter

The Fall Edition of the Area Agency on Aging Region 9 – Caregiver Connection Newsletter is now available by clicking here. This issue contains very useful information about how to cope with caregiver stress, caregiver support groups, how to help prevent falls and other valuable resources for caregivers.

Veterans Benefits Are Available for Nursing Home Care

Veterans Benefits Are Available for Home Health, Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care As a veteran, you deserve to be cared for in a safe, comfortable environment. However, long-term elder care is expensive. If you are unsure how you will pay for it, you should know about a Veterans Administration (VA) benefit called Improved Pension… Read More »

Lung Cancer Screening Approved for Certain Medicare Recipients

In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the government will start paying for specific Medicare recipients to get lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans. Although many hospitals in Ohio have been offering screening for high risk individuals at a discount, it can still be pricy. This update from Medicare… Read More »

Medicaid and Veterans Benefits Presentation

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Long Term Care Planning

A common question you might hear friends or family ask is,  “How am I going to be able to pay for health care as I age?”  They explain that someone they know “lost everything” because they had to go to the nursing home. I’ve heard many clients explain that they thought “nothing could be done”… Read More »