Four New Benefits for Medicare Recipients With In-Home Care

A new article in U.S.News & World Report says that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services mailed $250 rebate checks totaling nearly $1 billion to almost 3.8 million Medicare recipients with high prescription drug costs in 2010. Medicare Part D recipients who spent more than $2,830 out-of-pocket were automatically mailed the one-time payments provided to seniors by recent legislation.

Medicare participants in California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas were the most likely to receive checks. Retirees will get an even bigger break on their routine medical costs this year. The article offers a look at some of the new benefits Medicare recipients are already beginning to take advantage of.

The four new benefits are:

  • Half price brand name drugs.
  • Generic medication discount.
  • Free wellness visit.
  • Free preventative care.

See the complete article at: 4 New Benefits for Medicare Recipients

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.