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Medicare Advantage Plans to Offer Greater Benefits in 2019

Posted on: May 23rd, 2018
On April 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded how it defines the “primarily health-related” benefits that insurers are allowed to include in their Medicare Advantage policies....

Trade Tactics: New Metals Tariffs Reflect U.S. Policy Shift

Posted on: April 13th, 2018
On March 8, 2018, President Trump imposed a global tariff of 25% on steel imports and 10% on aluminum imports.1 A tariff is a tax on a particular class of imported goods or services that is designed to help protect domestic industries from foreign competition....

Home Health Care Patients With Chronic Conditions Are Having Trouble Getting Medicare

Posted on: February 26th, 2018
Medicare is supposed to provide up to 35 hours a week of home care to those who qualify, but many Medicare patients with chronic conditions are being wrongly denied such care, according to Kaiser Health News. ...

What Happens When a Nursing Home Closes?

Posted on: February 25th, 2018
A nursing home closure can be traumatic for residents who are forced to move. ...

Avoid Sibling Disputes Over Caregiving By Putting It in Writing

Posted on: February 24th, 2018
Caring for an elderly parent can be stressful for families. Siblings may disagree over how to provide care or where a parent will live, and if these squabbles escalate into a guardianship battle, it can cost the family thousands of dollars. ...

Costs of Some New Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Going Down in 2018

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018
While long-term care insurance costs are up in general, some policies are going down in 2018, according to the 2018 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index, an annual report from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI), an industry group....
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