Can Your Spouse Get Paid for Being Your Caregiver?

Joseph quit his full-time job to provide full-time care for his wife, Stephanie, who is suffering from early-onset dementia. He bathes and dresses her, prepares her meals, takes her blood pressure, gives her prescribed medications … [Read more...]

Recent Law Expands Coverage of Chronic Care Through Medicare

Q. My wife and I are considering moving to a home in a more rural part of the area, with more land and less traffic. It has been her dream to live away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia for quite a while, but to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Does the 2018 Medicare Trustees Report Say About Social Security?

Dear Magic, I read that the 2018 Medicare Trustees Report was recently released. There have been some alarming headlines about the future of Medicare, but I haven't seen anything about Social Security. Based on the findings in … [Read more...]

Groceries? Air Conditioners? – Extra Benefits for Medicare Advantage Policy Holders

Michelle recently had a discussion with her mother, Rose, about ways to make Rose's house more comfortable and easier-to-navigate. Rose's mobility isn't what it used to be and she can no longer walk, and is unable to drive herself … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know About the New Medicare Cards

Q. I heard that Medicare recipients are supposed to be receiving new cards beginning this month. I have some questions about this that I hope you can help answer. Thanks in advance for your help.  Q1. What changes will be … [Read more...]

Paying for Long-Term Care . . . through Payroll?

Laurie Jinkins, a state representative in Washington state, has a mother-in-law who is 92, and who has dementia. She recently needed nursing home care, and qualified for Medicaid. Norm Johnson, also a state representative in … [Read more...]

Two Popular Medigap Plans are Being Shuttered — What It Means for You!

Q. A couple of years ago, my aunt Linda applied for a Plan F Medigap plan and the insurance company approved her. The following year, she saw a specialist about some hip problems she was experiencing, went for an MRI, and ended up … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is Original Medicare Sufficient?

Dear Angel, My mom is eligible for Medicare this year and is exploring her options. She is not sure whether to get a supplemental plan, or if original Medicare is enough. What are your thoughts on this? Thanks, Iz … [Read more...]

Top 17 Articles of 2017

From the passing of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act to offer much-needed support to caregivers, to Trump’s tax overhaul, we covered a lot of ground in 2017. It was a year that included a massive data breach, the ACA almost being … [Read more...]