The number of working Americans age 65 and older dropped by 1.1 million during the first three months of the pandemic and has been slower to recover than other age groups. Even so, more than 10.8 million workers are eligible for Medicare, and the number is likely to grow as 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day until 2030.
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Dementia is a significant health risk that can reduce one's quality of life and impose cognitive, as well as mental difficulties. A general term given to the neurodegenerative diseases which cause cognitive impairment, memory loss, impact day-to-day living, behavior, communicative skills, and personality changes. The kind of lifestyle you lead, dietary deficiencies may increase one's chances of developing dementia, memory loss, or aging faster than usual. In particular, these habits can prove to be the most impactful and impact brain health significantly ...
Now, as Covid cases climb once again, more companies are putting aside carrots and turning to sticks in an effort to protect their workers. From Utah grocery chain Harmons to Wall Street banking giant JPMorgan Chase, companies are telling their unvaccinated workers to get the shots or pay more for health insurance.
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Monday, November 15, 2021
In 2020, 31% of U.S. workers with employer-sponsored health insurance had a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), up from 24% in 2015. These plans are also available outside the workplace through private insurers and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
What would you do if the federal government gave you a chunk of $12 billion to spend on Medicaid home and community-based care for frail older adults and younger people with disabilities? That is a real question governors have been wrestling for months.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
One of your greatest assets is the ability to earn an income. If you were to lose that ability due to a disabling accident or illness, how would you pay your bills, send your kids to college, and save for retirement?
Weigh Your Options
Thursday, September 30, 2021
For parents anxiously awaiting the opportunity to vaccinate their young children for Covid-19, the news that Pfizer was submitting their trial data to the FDA with the hopes of gaining approval for the 5-11 age group by Halloween has been exciting.
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Monday, September 27, 2021
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021
With a Monday deadline looming, thousands of health care workers in the state are risking their jobs by not getting a coronavirus vaccine.
Covid-19 test maker Cue Health went public on Friday at a valuation of nearly $2.3 billion. The company's Covid-19 test delivers results in about 20 minutes and uploads them to a mobile app. It's used by a wide variety of customers including the Pentagon and Mayo Clinic.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Alexandra initially thrived in the neonatal intensive care unit at Mount Sinai West. Lane, 35, recalls the nurses describing her daughter as a "rock star" because she grew so quickly. But her condition rapidly worsened after an infection, and Alexandra died early on the morning of Jan. 15 at 25 days old.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Some companies have offered cash to workers who get the vaccine, but as the cost of treating COVID-19 cases skyrocket, businesses are hiking insurance premiums, a penalty for employees who choose to remain unvaccinated.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
- Medicare open enrollment period starts on October 15, 2021, and continues through December 7, 2021.
- Biden's HHS extends Obamacare open enrollment period from November 1, 2021, to January 15, 2022, for states that use the HealthCare.gov website. Enrollment previously ended on December 15.
- States that use their own marketplaces and enrollment platforms can establish different end dates for the annual enrollment period, as long as they conclude on or after December, 15, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Preventable costs associated with treating unvaccinated American Covid=19 patients amounted to at least $3.7 billion in August and $5.7 billion since June ...