4 Medicare Mistakes That Could Cost You

By Dr. Kendra Robison, Senior Medical Director of Primary Care with Optum in Colorado Springs ~ One of the best times to reevaluate your Medicare plan, make changes or sign up is during Medicare Annual Open Enrollment, October 15 – December 7.  There are a lot of choices when it comes to Medicare. Here are […]

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 […]

Seniors’ Council Presents Vintage and Vibrant Event in September and Medicare Information Session in October

The Seniors’ Council of Douglas County, in collaboration with Aging Resources of Douglas County and Douglas County Government, is co-hosting a day-long educational event entitled Vintage & Vibrant 2023: Exploring the Latest Trends in Living Well & Aging Well.  Our signature event will be held on Thursday, September 28th from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. […]

Medicare covers more vaccines for free!

Thanks to a new prescription drug law that went into effect last year, as of January 1, 2023, your Medicare Part D drug plan now covers most vaccines at no cost to you. All adult vaccines recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices are now covered with no out-of-pocket costs. Your Medicare drug […]

Expansion Of Dental Services For Older Adults

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Medical experts, policymakers, and political leaders are all starting to not only realize the importance of dental care but are expanding the financial support to help older adults pay for dental services.   Starting July 1, 2023 adults on Medicaid will be eligible to receive additional dental care as the […]

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. […]

5 Medicare Mistakes That Could Cost You

By Dr. Matthew Lewis, Senior Medical Director of Primary Care with New West Physicians, part of Optum ~ For those already on Medicare or anyone who is about to be eligible, one of the best times to reevaluate your plan or sign up for one is during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), October 15 […]

Medicare Open Enrollment 2022

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 the open enrollment […]

State Health Insurance Assistance Program helps demystify Medicare

Free enrollment support available with certified counselors ~ (Denver, CO) – Medicare can be complicated. But navigating the insurance options for it does not have to be with the help of the Area Agency on Aging’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at the Denver Regional Council of Governments. Certified SHIP counselors offer Medicare beneficiaries free, unbiased and in-depth information and enrollment aid. 

Medicare Savings Plans Update

Are you transitioning from Medicaid to Medicare? Have you noticed a deduction of approximately $170.10 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 be eligible for a […]

Medicare Beneficiaries Face New Changes In 2023

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo.  – It is Medicare Open Enrollment season again! Starting October 1, 2022, Medicare beneficiaries find themselves swamped with mailings, phone calls, invitations by insurance agents to attend educational programs, 60-second television ads endorsing Medicare products by well-known movie stars, and full-page newspaper ads promising benefits that sound too good […]

A Momentous Day for ALL Older Coloradans

AARP Colorado Thanks Colorado Delegation for Historic Vote Toward Real Relief on Prescription Drug Pricing, Bill Allows Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices and Caps Out-of-Pocket Spending on Medications for Seniors ~ Aug. 12, 2022 – Earlier today the House voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a bill that includes several key provisions to […]

The Inflation Reduction Act Will Cut Health Care Costs for Coloradans

President Biden believes that health care should be a right, not a privilege. Every American deserves the peace of mind that quality, affordable health insurance brings, and Americans facing illness should never have to worry about how they are going to pay for their treatment or face a choice between buying life-saving medications and putting […]

Biden Administration Passes Medicare Prescription Drug Improvements

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo.  –  The Biden administration has reached a milestone to curb the cost of prescription drugs.  Only three of the provisions will go into effect in 2023, with the majority of the provisions going into effect in the next seven years. There are three cost-cutting provisions that will go […]

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 […]

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