ACA open enrollment is NOVEMBER 1 - JANUARY 31 each year. LOCK-IN: Once you have enrolled in the plan of your choice you are LOCKED IN! You cannot, out of open enrollment, change plans. LOCK-OUT: Unless you have a qualifying event you are LOCKED OUT of purchasing an ACA plan until the next open enrollment period.
California has the largest elderly population in the country with 3.3 million residents age 65 or older. Nearly one in four California households are involved in care giving on some level. This huge financial and emotional burden is measured in out- of- pocket costs and lost work.
I’d like to clear up a few misconceptions about LONG TERM CARE! WHAT IT IS AND WHO PAYS FOR IT!
WHAT IS LONG TERM CARE?
Long Term care is attention to the details of your well being by another person when you are unable to perform normal activities of daily living. This impairment may be physical or mental.
We’re hearing more and more about facilities popping up to provide several levels of care, from independent living to total confinement and personal care. When shopping for an appropriate facility there are many issues that should be addressed. Here are a few
One of the first questions I ask my prospective clients is “Are you taking any expensive, well-advertised medications?” One recent caller’s response was, I don’t understand that question, I have a $5 co-pay. The caller may only pay $5 co-pay but guess who’s paying the balance? We, the consumer, with higher premiums.