Medicare Part A, B and D have different rules. This article applies to the rules regarding Medicare Part B only. Your current situation is: you are working, you carry insurance from your employer with Medicare Part A only. Medicare works hard to notify those eligible for Medicare to get signed up in an appropriate manner. […]
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The Omnipod system is an insulin delivery system that allows you to not only monitor your blood sugar without fingersticks, but also administer insulin without needles. This system is along the lines of an Insulin Pump, but is disposable after 72 hours of use. This new insulin delivery system is covered under Medicare for very […]
As you may know, we’ve had access to vaccinations for both the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center as well as the Hultquist Place Assisted Living Program. The Edgewood Communities, an independent senior living community on the same campus, was not included. Those residents must search for vaccine access on their own in the community. Elderly […]
Medicaid is an entitlement program that helps to pay medical bills, skilled nursing care, Medicare Part B premiums, and many other benefits. To receive Medicaid you must complete an application and submit financial documents to your County Department of Social Services office (DSS). Medicare is Health Insurance provided by the Federal Government and administered by […]
HEAP is the Home Energy Assistance Program. This is a program for lower income individuals and families, which provides help with energy costs in your home. The benefit received is a one-time payment to your heating utility company. The HEAP season runs from November to late March. The HEAP season is open, and now is […]
The last few weeks have certainly had their ups and downs. Civil unrest at our nation’s Capitol, a new administration in the White House, our county currently sits just under 500 active cases and was over 800 cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) just a few days ago, vaccine administration is underway in the general […]
Medicare Advantage Plans are plans that replace your Original Medicare Benefits and usually include prescription drug coverage. There are definitely rules that dictate when and how you are allowed to switch your coverage. Right now, from January 1 to March 31, we have what is called the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA-OEP). This three […]
We have had a number of clients call us this year with this question. Sometimes the plans get overwhelmed with the number of enrollees and are late getting out the details. The most important item to receive is your “Welcome to the Plan” letter. This letter has your ID information on it and can be […]
It has been a very busy few weeks on the Lutheran Campus and greater Chautauqua community as a whole. The holiday season is now behind us. Although it gave us time to reflect and appreciate all that we have and maybe took for granted in the past, unfortunately it left a significant amount of positive […]
We have so many individuals living alone in our community. Dementia is just one of the diagnosis that can cause concern. When someone is living alone there are so many things that can go wrong. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t live alone. We as family, caregivers and friends can take steps to help prevent some […]