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What is Contact Tracing?
What to know about contact tracing If you’ve been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you may be contacted by a contact tracer or public health worker from your state or local health department in an effort to help slow the spread of the disease. Here’s what to know if […]
Guard Your Medicare Number
Guard your Medicare Number Scammers may use the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. In some cases, they might tell you they’ll send a Coronavirus test, masks, or other items in exchange for your Medicare Number or personal information. Don’t fall for it; it’s a scam. It’s important […]
Age Options would like to share…
We would like to share a memorandum issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that outlines important flexibilities of Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plans to waive certain requirements to help the spread of COVID-19. The flexibilities of MA and Part D plans to remove barriers that could prevent or delay beneficiaries […]
Medicare Part B now covers Coronavirus testing
From the National Council on Ageing…Updated guidance on CoronavirusWe’ve updated our blog post with the latest information on how aging network professionals and older adults can protect themselves and their communities from Coronavirus.
Get ready for Open Enrollment
Just added… Come on in on October 9th for a chat with our Senior Health Insurance Program(SHIP) Counselors about what you need for Open Enrollment. Check out our Facebook page to keep up to date with our events. https://www.facebook.com/pg/HCSC1981/events/
Avoid this genetic testing scam
Have you heard about the latest scam? Scammers are offering “free” genetic tests and claiming Medicare will cover it — so they can get your Medicare Number and use it to commit fraud and identity theft. They’re targeting people through telemarketing calls, health fairs, and even knocking on doors. Only a doctor you know and […]