For olders subscribing to Medicare Advantage, the 2019 plan will allow insurers to add new health-related benefits, including:
- Adult day care programs
- Home aides to help with activities of daily life (like bathing & dressing)
- Palliative at-home care (for some patients)
- Home safety devices & modifications (think grab bars, wheelchair ramps)
- Transportation to medical appointments
As the article notes, “Yet celebration may prove premature. Many questions remain about how insurers will respond to the legislative opening. ” To find out the WHY behind the concern, read-print out-file the article, then keep your ear to the ground about future information!