Tell Your Member of Congress to Support the BENES Act

Lindsey CopelandMedicare WatchLeave a Comment

The bipartisan Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act (S. 1280/H.R. 2477) is urgently needed to modernize and streamline the Medicare Part B enrollment process. Passage this year presents an important opportunity for members of Congress to advance commonsense, low-cost reforms that are in the best interest of millions of current and future Medicare beneficiaries. Read More...

New Poll Highlights Prescription Drug Experiences of Older Adults

Lindsey CopelandMedicare WatchLeave a Comment

New polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) explores the experiences of adults ages 65 and older with prescription medications, as well as their views on several policy options currently under discussion. The data confirm that prescription drug affordability continues to be a top concern. While most older adults have prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D, 76% think the Read More...

Beneficiary Advocates Raise Alarms Concerning Roll-Out of New Medicare Plan Finder and Revision of Medicare Marketing Rules

Medicare Rights CenterMedicare WatchLeave a Comment

Justice in Aging, Medicare Rights Center, Center for Medicare Advocacy and the National Council on Aging recently sent a joint letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), urging the agency to address concerns regarding changes to the Medicare Plan Finder (MPF) tool and the 2020 Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidance (MCMG).   The Read More...