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We are pleased to announce the publication of the ninth episode of our podcast, Orange County Breeze Sidecar. This episode includes an interview with Suzanne Moriarty, a Medicare advisor who can help you find your way through open enrollment, whether it’s your first time or you’ve faced the challenge before. …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In order to protect California jobs and preserve the state’s ability to provide critical services to Medi-Cal patients, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris is reintroducing legislation to remove the 80% of Medicare cap on reimbursement rates for laboratories in California. Congressional action in 2018 upended the intent of California’s 2012 Budget Act …continue reading

As we head into the new year, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare premiums, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket costs will be in 2020. Each year, Medicare premiums, deductibles, and copayment rates are adjusted according to the Social Security Act. For 2020, the Medicare Part B monthly …continue reading

If you have Medicare, there are covered options to help you manage pain safely and effectively. Medicare covers prescription pain medications under Part D. In addition, Medicare Part B (medical insurance) helps pay for services that may help you manage your pain with less reliance on drugs, such as: Physical …continue reading

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced the beginning of Covered California and Medicare’s open enrollment period. Covered California’s open enrollment period runs from October 15, 2019 through January 15, 2020 and the Medicare open enrollment period runs from October 15, 2019 through December 7, 2019. To promote open enrollment, …continue reading

Did you know that there are two different ways to receive your Medicare benefits? The most popular way is Original Medicare. With Original Medicare, you can choose any doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider you want, as long as they accept Medicare. When you receive medical services or goods, Medicare …continue reading

For military veterans who are approaching Medicare eligibility or are new to Medicare, it might be confusing to know the difference between your VA benefits and Medicare benefits. Let’s set the record straight on four common misperceptions about veterans and Medicare. Myth #1: My health coverage is covered by the …continue reading