Nearly one million Americans have no immediate family members to provide assistance if needed. The number is expected to grow.
In Ohio, for example, older adults received mailers resembling federal government tax forms that featured promises of bigger Social Security checks if they enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage plan.
Decoding Medicare health insurance plan options can be daunting for beneficiaries. This comparison helps explain the differences.
Manufacturers and retailers are focused on filling the gap for older adults and caregivers.
Retirement planning is part savings, part guessing game. While many of your day-to-day expenses will remain the same, there are big-ticket categories that can take a large bite out of your savings.
New report says Medicare is insufficient coverage, while anxiety and depression are on the rise.
If you are a retiree on Medicare who’s rejoining the workforce, be aware that you might have choices when it comes to your health-care coverage.
This column lists the 2022 Medicare health insurance premium amounts, explains why decisions made on your 2021 Form 1040 will determine your premiums for 2023, and more.
While the unpredictability of the future makes it difficult to plan ahead, becoming familiar with the options is important.
Informal caregiving continues in nursing homes, assisted living.
Benefits will jump more than 25% above pre-pandemic levels, on average, starting in October — the largest increase in the program’s history, the Biden administration announced.
Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) is about to introduce a bill to create a public, catastrophic long-term care insurance program. It is likely to be similar to a 2018 measure proposed by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and a 2016 proposal by the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative.
The vast majority of Americans would prefer to receive services and supports at home. Today, over 3.5 million older adults and people with disabilities receive Medicaid HCBS. Though all states provide coverage for some HCBS services, eligibility and benefit standards vary, leading to significant variation and gaps in coverage.
People are enticed by cheaper premiums and extra benefits, but they don’t often go beyond the premiums to understand how the plans’ cost-sharing and provider networks really work