Trump Administration Releases Vague Medicare Executive Order

Lindsey CopelandMedicare WatchLeave a Comment

Last week, the Trump Administration released a wide-ranging yet ambiguous Executive Order (EO) focused on the Medicare program. Many of the EO provisions lack specifics, making it difficult to predict what, if any, policies or recommendations may emerge. Since any policies that do emerge would likely require legislative or regulatory action before taking effect, the EO’s prospects for impacting the program are also unknown. Read More...

Getting Started With the New Medicare Plan Finder

Emily WhicheloeMedicare AnswersLeave a Comment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a redesigned version of the Medicare Plan Finder. Many of the functions are the same, but the look and feel has been updated, and the way you access a personalized or basic search has changed. This post outlines some of the changes and provides a brief walkthrough of how to search for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. Read More...

Medicare Rights Gears Up for Fall Open Enrollment

Anna SzilagyiInside Medicare RightsLeave a Comment

Medicare’s annual Fall Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is a busy time for beneficiaries and advocates alike. From October 15 to December 7 each year, people with Medicare can make changes to their coverage, such as switching Part D prescription drug plans, or between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Each fall, Medicare Rights provides both counseling and education to help people with Medicare weigh their options. Read More...

Donor Spotlight: Amy Friedner, Volunteer

Anna SzilagyiInside Medicare RightsLeave a Comment

Medicare Rights helpline volunteer Amy Friedner is an accountant by training, but later went back to school to get her degree in nutrition and became a registered dietitian. Her interest in health didn’t stop there, though. After moving back to New York City from the suburbs five years ago, Amy was looking for volunteer opportunities in the health care field. Read More...