Medicare Advantage – NY Times article

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!