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Medicare Beneficiaries May Be Eligible for an Extra 100 days of Skilled Nursing Coverage Due to Pandemic

Medicare beneficiaries who qualified for skilled nursing facility (SNF) coverage may be eligible for an additional 100 days of coverage. Whether beneficiaries can actually get the extended coverage is another question.

2021-12-01T19:01:11+00:00September 28, 2020|General|

Husbands Usually Don’t Consider Their Wives’ Future When Deciding When to Take Social Security Benefits

Husbands usually don’t take survivor’s benefits into account when claiming benefits, according to a recent study, meaning that many widows will needlessly experience a significant drop in income. 

2021-12-01T18:54:44+00:00September 8, 2020|General|

Can You Transfer Your Medicare and Medicaid Plans When You Move to Another State?

If you plan to move states, can you take your Medicare or Medicaid plans with you? The answer depends on whether you have original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or Medicaid. 

2021-09-02T15:58:09+00:00August 3, 2020|General|

New Medicare Payment Method Causing Cuts to Home Health Care Services

A new payment method for Medicare providers is making it harder for some home health care patients to receive physical, occupational, or speech therapy. Under the new system, providers are refusing to cover some therapy services. 

2020-07-09T18:13:24+00:00July 9, 2020|General|

How the Coronavirus Has Brought Ageism into Stark Relief

With older Americans being most at risk from the COVID-19 coronavirus, the response to the pandemic is highlighting issues of ageism in the United States. According to experts, ageism is evident both in the response to the virus and the lack of protective equipment allocated to nursing homes.

2020-06-19T12:42:30+00:00June 19, 2020|General|

Pandemic Relief: Retirement Account Owners Do Not Have to Take Required Distributions in 2020

Retirement account owners, many of whose retirement balances have been pummeled by a stock market drop due to the coronavirus pandemic, do not have to take mandatory withdrawals this year. 

2020-06-10T19:09:23+00:00June 10, 2020|General|

Four Ways the Coronavirus Pandemic May Affect Long-Term Care Insurance

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on those in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. This has raised questions about how the virus has influenced the costs and provision of long-term care insurance. 

2020-06-10T19:04:42+00:00June 10, 2020|General|
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