Archive for December, 2007

VITAL SIGNS; Aging: For Uninsured, Medicare Makes a Healthy Impact

Uninsured people 55 and older significantly reduce their risk of declining health after they enroll in Medicare at 65, a new study suggests.

Aging: For Uninsured, Medicare Makes a Healthy Impact

Uninsured people 55 and older significantly reduce their risk of declining health after they enroll in Medicare at 65, a new study suggests.

Do research before leaving group health insurance

Our Health: Pre-existing conditions, cost can nix private coverage. If you are too young for Medicare but considering leaving a job that offers group health insurance, it pays to do some research.

Medicare Health And Prescription Drug Plan Enrollees Expected To Experience Smooth Transition To 2008 – Medicare & …

Medicare beneficiaries who have chosen to change their health and drug coverage for 2008 should experience very few difficulties when getting their covered prescription drugs through Medicare Part D, the Centers for Medicare & medicaid services announced today.

AARP Calls Medicare Bill “Woefully Inadequate”

As Congress approaches the end of the legislative year, AARP Director of Government Relations David Sloane issued the following statement on efforts to pass a package of Medicare improvements. “Given the inability to find consensus on a broader Medicare improvement package, the short term package coming before the Senate this week is the path of [...]

Determining Diabetic Medication Coverage

12/31/2007 – Thinking about insurance is rarely high on an individual’s list of things to do. As individuals retire or age into Medicare, their insurance situation can change dramatically. There are a multitude of options open to those with Medicare.

LETTERS; Swindling the Elderly on Health Insurance

To the Editor:.

Bush Signs Medicare, Children’s Health Funding Act Into Law

Dec. 29 — President George W. Bush signed into law legislation that increases Medicare and medicaid payments to doctors and extends a U.S. children’s health program.

Senior Citizens Smarter About Medicare Plans in Closing Days of Open Enrollment

Dec. 28, 2007 – In the closing days of Medicare‘s open enrollment period, when senior citizens can make changes to their health plans, the largest provider of Part D prescription drug plans is finding seniors much more knowledgeable about the program. The deadline for changes is December 31.

Retiree, Medicare health benefits can combine

Washington — Employers can reduce their health insurance expenses for retired workers once they turn 65 and qualify for Medicare, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has affirmed.

Medicare rules health benefits

Washington – Employers can reduce their health insurance expenses for retired workers once the retirees turn 65 and qualify for Medicare, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has affirmed.

Employers can continue coordinating retiree health benefits, Medicare; EEOC

Washington | Employers can reduce their health insurance expenses for retired workers once they turn 65 and qualify for Medicare, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has affirmed.

EEOC: Medicare OK to offset health care cost

Employers can reduce their health insurance expenses for retired workers once they turn 65 and qualify for Medicare, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has affirmed.

Uninsured Get Healthier With Medicare

Compared with those with health insurance, the uninsured get sicker and sicker as they age — until they qualify for Medicare, a study shows.

EEOC; Employers can continue coordinating retiree health benefits with Medicare coverage

Washington � Employers can reduce their health insurance expenses for retired workers once they turn 65 and qualify for Medicare, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has affirmed.