Could Social Security’s full retirement age rise again?

Could Social Security’s full retirement age rise again?

From USA Today —  By Maurie Backman | The Motley Fool Social Security, a program instrumental in keeping millions of retired workers afloat, faces a funding shortfall that, if left unaddressed, could result in a major reduction in retirement benefits across the board....
Don’t Fall For These New Social Security Phone Scams

Don’t Fall For These New Social Security Phone Scams

From Forbes —  A troubling new report suggests that a dreaded strain of phone scams targeting Social Security numbers is on the rise. The Social Security phone scam is by far the most common phone scam this year, with an astonishing 23-fold rise in frequency,...
The Monetary Benefit of Delayed Retirement

The Monetary Benefit of Delayed Retirement

From Forbes —  As clients get older, they often start to feel obligated to retire. They love working, but they are 65 or older and all their friends are doing it. The traditional concept of retirement is called a “cliff retirement” because it is so abrupt. One day you...
Just One Missed Letter Can End Medicaid Benefits

Just One Missed Letter Can End Medicaid Benefits

From NPR Health Shots —  Forty-two boxes of returned mail lined a wall of the El Paso County Department of Human Services office on a recent fall morning. There used to be three times as many. Every week, the U.S. Postal Service brings anywhere from four to 15 trays...
Medicare would cover dental and vision if these bills pass Congress

Medicare would cover dental and vision if these bills pass Congress

From CNBC —  Medicare beneficiaries would get dental, vision and hearing coverage if several bills now before Congress pass. In addition, the government would get authority to negotiate prices with drugmakers and create a cap for Medicare out-of-pocket spending on...
CMS bringing transparency to nursing home abuse

CMS bringing transparency to nursing home abuse

From Modern Healthcare —  By MICHAEL BRADY ModernHealthcare.com The CMS on Monday announced that it would make it easier for consumers to find out about nursing homes that have violated rules about abuse, neglect or exploitation. The agency’s Nursing Home...
Autism Insurance Coverage Now Required In All 50 States

Autism Insurance Coverage Now Required In All 50 States

From DisabilityScoop.com —  After officials in the last holdout state enacted a new rule, all 50 states and Washington, D.C. have mandates that require some level of insurance coverage for the treatment of autism. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance now...