New Medicare Part B Special Enrollment Period for 2023: Individuals recently released from incarceration

Published on November, 3 2022 by Michelle Berney
Individuals who wish to enroll in Medicare Part B, which is the medical coverage portion of Medicare, can only enroll during an enrollment period. Starting in 2023, there is new Part B Special Enrollment Period for individuals who are recently released from incarceration. Although Medicare does not cover medical services provided to incarcerated individuals, the age-based [...]

Medicare Part B – Immunosuppressive Drugs (Part B – ID)

Published on November, 3 2022 by Michelle Berney
Individuals who have Medicare for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) can maintain Medicare Part B coverage for 36 months following a kidney transplant; Part B covers immunosuppressive drugs, among other benefits and services. Medicare coverage ends 36 months following the transplant, unless the individual subsequently becomes eligible due to age or disability. Historically, there has been [...]

Public Health Emergency Extended

Published on October, 18 2022 by Leslie Bailey
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration for another 90 days effective October 13, 2022, setting the expiration date to January 11, 2023.HHS initially declared the Corona Virus a public health emergency on January 31, 2020. It has been extended since that time.For more information go to [...]

Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plan Listing

Published on October, 13 2022 by Michelle Berney
Medicare’s annual election period runs from October 15-Dcember 7.This is an important time to review Medicare coverage for the following year.BPLC has prepared listings of Medicare Part D plans that work with Original Medicare in New York State, as well as Medicare Advantage plans that include all Part A and Part B benefits, and most also [...]