Benefits in Action

Medicare Fraud 2024

Medicare fraud is very common. So common in fact, that Medicare has a Medicare Fraud Prevention week every June to help folks learn more about and foil these scams. This year, Medicare Fraud Prevention Week is the week of June 3, 2024. However, in the spirit of being proactive, we decided to remind you about […]

Benefits in Action Tax Program 2024

It’s about that time of year. Have you filed your taxes yet? If not, the IRS deadline for tax filing is Monday, April 15, 2024. If you are looking for a tax site to help you file taxes, look no further than Benefits in Action. We are a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax site […]

Caregiver Support Group

Are you taking care of a family member, or another loved one who can’t take care of himself? If so, it is understandable that you might be stressed out by all the responsibilities associated with being a caregiver. Being on constant alert or helping people with the activities of daily living is often stressful. That […]

Nursing Home Fees

Do you have a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility? Did you sign admission paperwork on behalf of or in conjunction with your loved one? Has the facility ever tried to charge you for your loved one’s care based on that agreement? If so, that is likely illegal. Many nursing homes […]

Medicare Open Enrollment 2023

It’s that time of year again. No, the Great Pumpkin didn’t come, but Medicare Open Enrollment is upon us once again. Medicare Open Enrollment occurs annually from October 15 until December 7. However, the alphabet soup that is Medicare is sometimes difficult to navigate. That is why Benefits in Action is here to help. Our […]

Supplements to Social Security Retirement

How low can you go? When it comes to monthly Social Security Retirement (SSR) payments, the answer is very low. Some people earn less than $934 a month in Social Security benefits despite working large portions of their lives. Others have not worked for enough time to receive any SSR benefits. Are you one of […]

Long Term Care and Home and Community Based Services Medicaid

Are you disabled? Is your monthly income below $2,742 before taxes? Do you or a loved one need nursing home-level care? If so, you may want to think about Medicaid. That’s right. Medicaid. Medicaid provides certain eligible individuals with the assistance needed to perform the activities of daily living through the Long-Term Care (LTC) and […]

Medicare Fraud 2023

Unfortunately, Medicare fraud is on the rise. One type of Medicare fraud that is especially common nowadays is fraudulent billing for sham tests, equipment, and procedures. This type of fraud is very lucrative to fraudsters. Moreover, since it doesn’t directly affect Medicare beneficiaries’ bottom line, it often goes unnoticed by the public. Typically, the United […]

Struggling with Housing Costs

Denver is an expensive city. One area in which Denver is particularly expensive is in housing costs. This is true whether you own or rent. The Denver housing market is 36 percent more expensive than the United States average. Moreover, Denver ranked seventh in the nation for housing cost increases in 2022. Even New York […]

Need a Connection

The COVID-19 pandemic is finally winding down. However, social isolation among older adults is still prevalent when compared to the general population. Luckily, Benefits in Action (BIA) still operates its Connectedness Program. For those of you who are regular subscribers to PrimeTime Seniors, you may remember our previous articles discussing our Connectedness Program. If not, […]

Volunteer Opportunities 2023

Do you have some extra time on your hands? Are you looking to make a meaningful difference in your community? If so, look no further than Benefits in Action. Benefits in Action is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with their food and health-related needs by providing application assistance for health benefits such as […]

The End of Medicaid Continuous Enrollment

Are you over 65? Do you still have Medicaid as opposed to Medicare. Did you turn 65 during the height of the pandemic? If so, you should pay close attention to this article. Many people who turned 65 during the height of the pandemic remained on Medicaid despite losing eligibility for the program due to […]

Benefits in Action Tax Program 2023

It’s about that time of year. Have you filed your taxes yet? If not, the IRS deadline for tax filing is Tuesday, April 18, 2023. If you are looking for a tax site to help you file taxes, look no further than Benefits in Action. We are a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax site […]

Medicare Enrollment Periods

Submitted by Eric Gonzalez, Benefits in Action ~ It seems like Medicare is never ending. Open enrollment just ended, but we are only a couple weeks away from General Enrollment. Everyone also has an initial enrollment period. Are you confused about the difference between these three periods? If so, pay close attention to this article. […]

Supplements to Social Security Retirement

How low can you go? When it comes to monthly Social Security Retirement (SSR) payments, the answer is very low. Some people earn less than $861 a month in Social Security benefits despite working large portions of their lives. Others have not worked for enough time to receive any SSR benefits. Are you one of […]


Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/customer/www/myprimetimenews.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/PrimeTime/lib/builder-core/lib/layout-engine/modules/class-layout-module.php on line 499