Extending Medicare Rights’ Reach

Anna SzilagyiInside Medicare RightsLeave a Comment

The Medicare Rights Center answers 20,000 questions from people with Medicare and their families each year through its National Consumer Helpline, and the organization’s expertise reaches even further in New York State through professional trainings and partnerships. Working with the Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance Program (HIICAP) and assisting hundreds of community-based organizations in New York City, Medicare Rights helps more people with Medicare, especially in underserved and low-income communities. Read More...

Lowering Rx Prices Top Priority for Medicare Rights

Anna SzilagyiInside Medicare RightsLeave a Comment

Every day on the National Consumer Helpline, Medicare Rights hears from older adults and people with disabilities who are struggling to cover their drug costs. As the population ages and drug prices continue to rise, Medicare Rights is concerned an ever-growing number of benefi ciaries will face affordability challenges. Accordingly, lowering prescription drug prices while protecting benefi ciary access to Read More...

Frederic Riccardi Named Medicare Rights President

Deane BeebeInside Medicare RightsLeave a Comment

The Medicare Rights Center has a new president. The board of directors appointed Frederic Riccardi, vice president of client services, president, effective May 1, 2019. Joe Baker decided to step down after serving as president for more than a decade and will continue as president emeritus. “Fred Riccardi’s leadership skills, breadth of experience, dedication, and compassion made him the board’s Read More...

Enrollment, Coverage, and Prescription Drug Affordability Issues Continue to be Challenges for People with Medicare

Mitchell ClarkInside Medicare Rights, Medicare WatchLeave a Comment

Today, the Medicare Rights Center released its annual helpline trends report, which outlines the top ongoing challenges facing people with Medicare. The report’s findings are based on thousands of calls to the Medicare Rights’ national consumer helpline and millions of visits to Medicare Interactive, the online Medicare reference tool developed by Medicare Rights. Read More...

In Memoriam: Cathy McElroy

Deane BeebeInside Medicare RightsLeave a Comment

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Cathy McElroy, our dedicated colleague and friend who worked tirelessly to further the Medicare Rights Center’s mission. As Vice President of Operations for two decades, Cathy’s talents, compassion, and grace have been critical to our organization’s success. She touched the lives of those in the Medicare Rights community and many beyond it and will be forever missed. Read More...