Medicare Slow to Recognize and Act on Prescription Drug Abuse by Beneficiaries

According to last week’s New York Times report, Medicare may be “subsidizing drug abuse” by several of its beneficiaries. Investigators from the Government Accountability Office have reported that Medicare has been slow to act on and recognize recent findings that show thousands of Medicare beneficiaries are shopping around for doctors who fill prescriptions for large… Read More


New Guidance on W-2 Reporting Requirement

The IRS published new guidance on the W-2 reporting requirement that sheds much-needed light on this requirement of Health Care Reform, including: Employers who issue fewer than 250 Forms W-2 for the 2012 tax year are not required to report the cost of coverage on their 2012 W-2s; these employers will not be required to… Read More

The US DOL has released additional guidance regarding the 100% COBRA premium subsidies being provided under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Indy Health Ins Co, a stand-alone Part D plan in PA, has been terminated; impacted members are temporarily enrolled with LI-NET Humana and a Special Election Period is valid now-7/31/21 for members to elect a new PDP:

The enrollment period to sign up for health insurance in NJ through the state’s health insurance marketplace, has been extended until the end of the year, so more residents can take advantage of new financial help available under the ARPA:

The IRS has announced $ paid for PPE for the primary purpose of preventing COVID-19 and not compensated for by insurance, can be paid/reimbursed under health FSAs, HRAs or HSAs, or tax deductible under § 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code:

AARP® Medicare Supplemental Members will no longer be offered: AARP Smart Driver Course™, Vision Discounts by EyeMed + Hearing Care by HearUSA. The following remain active: Renew Active™, Fitbit® Premium + Community, Staying Sharp, 24/7 Nurse Line: