Long term care

A Medicare pilot program raises questions about care…

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In this September 2017 Washington Post article (link below), the writer shares the story about a Medicare pilot program after his 90 year old mother fell, and the resulting hospital and rehabilitation facility experience. The writer legitimately questions whether the hospital and rehabilitation facility fast tracked his mother who, suffering from dementia, wasn’t progressing quickly […]

Is the new Novo Nordisk “improved” insulin worth a 60-70% price hike? The market says ‘no.’

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My clients regularly ask why brand name medications are so expensive. This great article by WSJ reporter Denise Roland helps explain the game. “In traditional marketing, a product line extension is the use of an established brand name for a new item with new flavors, forms, colors, added ingredients, package sizes.” Novo Nordisk repackaged its […]

Family Caregivers Kit: 9 Free Publications

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Manage a loved one’s finances and health care with knowledge and confidence. The Family Caregivers Kit is a collection of publications that help you understand your duties as an agent under a power of attorney, keep track of medications, protect your loved ones from scams, and more.   PUBLICATIONS FEATURED IN THE FREE FAMILY CAREGIVERS KIT […]

NY State EPIC Drug Plan for Seniors

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EPIC, (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) is a New York State program for seniors administered by the Department of Health. It helps eligible seniors supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs.  Eligibility requirements are: Resident of New York State Age 65 or older Income up to $75,000 (single) or $100,000 if married. EPIC offers two plans, […]

Minimum payment and credit scores

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Once upon a time, a person’s credit rating was based on whether or not he or she paid their monthly obligations “as agreed.”  The loan officer would call the local credit bureau office , yes by telephone, and inquire as to how Mr. or Mrs. Applicant was handling their credit.  The credit bureau clerk would reply with updates provided […]