8 05, 2023

How the Debt Ceiling Bill Could Impact Medicaid Enrollees

2023-05-08T02:37:32-04:00May 8th, 2023|

For adults who rely on Medicaid, a bill recently passed by the House may mean holding a job would become necessary to continue accessing benefits. What Is Medicaid? Medicaid is a public benefits program providing health insurance for individuals with [...]

1 05, 2023

Some States Testing Out Medicaid Coverage for Healthy Food

2023-04-30T15:55:38-04:00May 1st, 2023|

Under a federal pilot program, a number of states are using Medicaid funds to cover healthy food costs for Medicaid recipients. Ultimately, the trial program seeks to determine whether nutrition support can help prevent and manage certain chronic illnesses related [...]

3 03, 2023

Becoming a Family Caregiver for an Ailing Loved One

2023-03-02T07:17:19-05:00March 3rd, 2023|

Taking on the responsibility of providing full-time care for an aging or disabled loved one can be a rewarding experience. Being a primary caregiver helps you rest assured that your loved one is receiving compassionate care from someone who will [...]

24 02, 2023

Medicaid Funeral Assistance May Help Pay for Funeral Costs

2023-02-24T02:45:43-05:00February 24th, 2023|

It is an unpleasant thought, but death is a reality we all must face. One way to cope with the loss of a loved one is to be prepared for their final send-off. Funerals are expensive. For Medicaid recipients and [...]

2 02, 2023

How Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person Program Aids Seniors

2023-02-02T16:38:47-05:00February 2nd, 2023|

Congress established the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program to provide states with federal funding to help seniors who are receiving care in institutions but want to live at home. However, it is not a permanent program and is [...]

17 12, 2022

Report: Lower Prices for Generics Via Online Pharmacies

2022-12-17T16:30:00-05:00December 17th, 2022|

For people who rely on multiple medications, the expenses accumulate. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, eight out of 10 adults say prescription medication costs are unreasonable. Three in 10 adults on four or more drugs report difficulty affording them [...]

10 12, 2022

Medicaid Renewals Resuming: The Information Gap

2022-12-10T16:33:11-05:00December 10th, 2022|

Recent findings show an information gap among Medicaid recipients regarding the need to re-enroll for benefits after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends. Medicaid recipients are inconsistently informed about the end of the PHE and its effect on their health insurance benefits in terms [...]

7 12, 2022

What Is the Difference Between Medicaid and Medicare?

2022-12-07T16:32:21-05:00December 7th, 2022|

Although Medicaid and Medicare are both public health insurance programs, they have essential differences. Medicare is a federal program for older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with end-stage renal failure. Medicaid is federal-state assistance for those with limited incomes. [...]

21 11, 2022

How Changes to Portability of the Estate Tax Exemption May Impact You

2023-03-05T10:58:57-05:00November 21st, 2022|

On July 8, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service issued new guidance that allows a deceased person’s estate to elect “portability” of their unused gift and estate tax exemption for up to five years after their death. So, if your spouse [...]

10 11, 2022

Study Reveals Unmet Needs of Seniors Relying on In-Home Care

2022-11-10T16:22:22-05:00November 10th, 2022|

When an older person requires help with daily living, options range from residential facilities to in-home care. Typically, less expensive than care facilities, professional in-home care can benefit older adults by allowing them to remain in a home setting. Although [...]