A rare and notable act holding criminals accountable for scams: “The Justice Department and its partners are taking unprecedented, coordinated action to protect elderly Americans from financial threats, both foreign and domestic,” said Attorney General Sessions. “Today’s actions send a clear message: we will hold perpetrators of elder fraud schemes accountable wherever they are.
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August 10, 2018 - August 10, 2018
1350 Bennett Valley Rd.
Seniors 60+ receive free General Admission to the Fair every FRIDAY.
Join Senior Advocacy Services on Aug.10 Be sure and stop by the HICAP table and say hi!
A client who has a general membership with AARP but is not affiliated with any AARP benefit plans received this letter seeking personal information. AARP is not aware of other letters like this and is conducting an investigation. If you or someone you know receives this letter, please let Senior Medicare Patrol-SMP or AARP know as they look into this matter. Be wary when asked to share personal information!
Medicare issued a memo that granted additional time for eligible fire victims to enroll or switch their Part D prescription drug plans or Advantage plans.
Typically the annual open enrollment period is Oct.15 through Dec.7 to review the new 2018 plan options and make changes.
A Special Enrollment Period was granted until March 31 for all Medicare beneficiaries and their responsible parties who were affected by the fires and live in the counties of Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino.
Some Medicare beneficiaries will receive direct contact from Medicare to conduct either a phone or in-home, in-person interview. To informed beneficiaries, this may sound like fraud. In fact, recently the CMS Regional Offices received a few inquiries from SHIPs and SMPs on behalf of beneficiaries contacted to participate.
With the new Medicare cards coming out in 2018, it's important to do the following: