Research published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research demonstrates that the digital self-management program Better Choices, Better Health–Diabetes can help health insurers save an average of $815 in health care costs per person with diabetes in the year after the program, realizing a ROI of $3 for every $1 spent on the workshop.
When it comes to making health care insurance decisions, older Americans are told they can depend on the Medicare Plan Finder (MPF) to get reliable and accessible information. In fact, a new report finds that the federal government’s online tool to help Medicare beneficiaries and others obtain information and make decisions about coverage options in fee-for-service and Medicare Parts C and D is not delivering on that promise.
Recently, NCOA added 20 new BECs, allowing low-income Medicare beneficiaries in 69 communities across 36 states to get personalized assistance enrolling in programs that pay for health care, prescriptions, food, utilities, and more.
Ten years ago, the NCOA and a coalition of organizations created Falls Prevention Awareness Day to encourage people to prevent falls. In the first decade, more than 14 million people have participated in events across the country.
The Social Security Administration is sending millions of letters to Medicare beneficiaries who may be eligible for savings programs. The letters are not a scam and the programs could provide needed assistance.
Programs that older adults rely on like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security could undergo changes this year that would affect their expected budgets. The recently updated BenefitsCheckUp.org is the go-to resource to see if an older adult qualifies for more than 2,500 Federal, state, and private programs.
Today’s boomers and older adults will live nearly a decade longer than their parents, with twice as many years in good health past age 65. NCOA developed AMP to engage boomers and older adults in this new phase of their lives.