Benefits in Action

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 […]

Benefits in Action: Tax Program

By Eric Gonzales ~ Tax season is upon us. And what a season it is. Between refunds and stimulus checks it seems like there is a lot that can go wrong when doing your taxes. Luckily, there are a lot of free tax assistance options available to seniors and low-income individuals. This article describes some […]

Benefits in Action: Available Insurance Options

By Eric Gonzalez ~ Are you searching for a viable health insurance option? If so, you are not alone. Many individuals are currently out of work and have lost their employer health insurance or are otherwise currently without health insurance. You may be thinking, I can’t enroll in health insurance now as it has been […]

Long Term Care and Home and Community Based Services Medicaid

Are you disabled? Is your monthly income below $2300? Do you or a loved one need nursing home level care? If so, you may want to think about Medicaid. That’s right. Medicaid. Through the Long-Term Care (LTC) and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Program, Medicaid provides certain eligible individuals with the assistance needed to […]

Medicare Advantage Plan Open Enrollment

Tis the season. The season for Medicare Advantage General Enrollment that is. That’s right, general enrollment for Medicare Advantage Plans is almost upon us. So, if you are a current Medicare Advantage Plan member and are unhappy with your Medicare Advantage Plan, or if you simply want to learn more about Medicare Advantage Plans, pay […]

Medicare Open Enrollment

Are you turning 65 soon? Congratulations! You have accomplished a lot in your life, and now it is time to ensure a healthy and happy future. For most of us, turning 65 means our health insurance changes to Medicare. By learning about Medicare health insurance coverage, you can help ensure you choose the options that […]

Medicare Supplement “Medigap” Insurance Policies

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 Plans (MSPs) for those with […]

Food Delivery Program

Everybody eats. Or do they? It is getting harder for individuals to find reliable sources of nutritious food during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those individuals who are homebound due to health risks associated with contracting COVID-19. We at Benefits in Action (BIA) understand the need for homebound individuals to obtain nutritious food. Moreover, we received […]

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