Benefits in Action

Volunteer Opportunities

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 […]

How to Prevent Medicare Fraud 2022

For those of you who are regular readers of PrimeTime Seniors, you may recall our article on how to avoid Medicare scams. We originally published the article right before the pandemic began. However, we understand if you don’t remember the article, especially considering everything that has happened since we originally published it. Regardless, we think […]

Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is a real problem for many older adults in the greater metro Denver area. Prior to the pandemic, approximately 1 in 8 older adults in Denver were food insecure. This means that they didn’t always know where their next meal would come from. This number has only skyrocketed as a result of the […]

Long Term Care and Home and Community Based Services Medicaid

Are you disabled? Is your monthly income below $2382 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) […]

Benefits in Action Tax Program

By Eric Gonzalez ~ Have you filed your taxes yet? If not, it isn’t too late. The IRS deadline for tax filing is currently Monday, April 18, 2022. You still have time to file taxes. If you are looking for a tax site to help you file taxes, look no further than Benefits in Action. […]

Medicare Supplement “Medigap” Insurance Policies

Are you new to Medicare? Do you think that Medicare will cover all your medical expenses? If so, think again. Medicare does not cover all treatments or procedures. It also requires you to pay premiums, deductibles, and copays. This can be a huge financial burden, especially for those with lower incomes. There are Medicare Savings […]

Need Someone to Talk To

It goes without saying that everyone is tired of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially true for older adults who are more likely to be facing social isolation during these times. Luckily, Benefits in Action (BIA) still operates its Connectedness Program with great success. For those of you who are regular subscribers to PrimeTime Seniors, […]

Medicare Open Enrollment 2021

By Eric Gonzalez, ‘Tis the season! That’s right. 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 experienced Medicare navigators can make […]

Low Income Subsidy Plans

By Eric Gonzalez ~ Are you on Medicare? Are you having trouble paying for your prescription drug costs or Medicare Part D premiums or deductibles? Do you live on a fixed income and have little to no assets? If so, you may be eligible for the Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), also known as Extra Help. Does […]

Medicare Savings Plans Update

By Eric Gonzalez ~ Are you transitioning from Medicaid to Medicare? Have you noticed a deduction of approximately $148.60 from your Social Security check for your Medicare premiums? Are you unable to afford your Medicare deductibles and co-pays? Do you live on a fixed income and have little to no assets? If so, you may […]

Food Delivery Program Second Update

By Eric Gonzalez ~ We at Benefits in Action (BIA) hope you are doing well. For those of you who are regular subscribers to Prime Time for Seniors, you might remember that BIA started a Food Delivery Program in March to meet community need that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to […]

Benefits in Action: Volunteers

By Eric Gonzalez ~ What are you looking to get out of life? That is often a loaded question, especially given the last 15 months of the pandemic. Many are reevaluating their priorities and reassessing their ambitions now that the pandemic is receding. For some, this means a greater emphasis on helping others now that […]

Connectedness Update

For those of you who have been reading Prime Time Seniors for a while, you may remember our article on the Benefits in Action (BIA) Connectedness Program last summer. If not, our Connectedness program is our program where we contact individuals facing social isolation and connect them to others in their community. We are still […]

Boost Your Budget

Last week, Benefits in Action (BIA) took part in the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Boost Your Budget week to help community members make better use of their monthly budgets. During the event, we took live calls from individuals and helped them navigate health benefits that may help them better allocate their resources. This is […]

Benefits in Action COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Are you having trouble navigating the world of online COVID-19 vaccination scheduling? If so, you are not alone. Many individuals, particularly older adults, are having trouble accessing and utilizing the technology needed to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. That is why Benefits in Action (BIA) jumped into the world of COVID-19 vaccine scheduling. Are you interested […]

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