In 2023, seniors were happy to see their Medicare Part B standard monthly premiums and annual deductibles go down for the first time in more than a decade. Unfortunately, that's not the case for 2024, when these charges will be back on the rise.
Creating a living will ensures your future health care decisions and plans are respected. A living will is a legal document outlining medical treatment preferences and end-of-life care if you can't communicate or make decisions for yourself.
Seniors and disabled citizens will receive more access to the Medicare Extra Help Program as of the beginning of 2024.
If you are a senior on a fixed income, you may worry that you will not have the money to fill your fridge. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) exists to help people make ends meet.
The SSA has overpaid billions of dollars in benefits to Social Security recipients. An overpayment occurs when Social Security gives you more money in a month than you should have gotten. What can you do when they want those payouts back?
Someone who is incapacitated cannot make personal decisions or understand legal documents. An incapacitated person requires a surrogate decision-maker, such as an agent under a health care power of attorney or a guardian.
In 2023, recipients of Social Security benefits saw the biggest increase in decades in their monthly checks. Although their payouts will indeed rise again in 2024, the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be considerably more modest.
By creating Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), individuals with long-lasting or terminal conditions can ensure they receive their desired treatment should their health decline.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, states could not take away Medicaid coverage from any residents enrolled in this program. In recent months, however, this has been changing. If you are on Medicaid, be sure to take some time to understand whether your coverage may be at risk.
The No Surprises Act is a federal law that was enacted to protect patients from unexpected charges. It provides a much-needed safeguard for the medical expenses of all patients, but especially for seniors.