Medicare Open Enrollment ends in 23 days

Don’t do what I did.  I Googled Open Enrollment and found that I had until February before it closed.  Luckily I knew that was wrong and Googled Medicare Open Enrollment and found that just like Christmas it’s coming much faster than I thought.  You have until Pearl Harbor Day, which for those that don’t know…

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Investigative report finds that many hospice facilities aren't providing the care they are paid to provide

A Washington Post investigative report on hospice care in America found huge disparities in care levels amongst facilities offering hospice care, perhaps because of the lack of regular inspections to ensure a baseline of care.  For instance, some hospices are not providing any continuous nursing care or inpatient care, usually considered a given by patients…

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Dear Rajiv, I currently have a Regence MedAdvantage policy that I began when I turned 65. My Medicare card shows a start date of 1-1-2013; thus I am outside of the one year period for new enrollees that would allow me to just switch to any plan I chose. I am currently considering changing my…

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