Except in very limited circumstances, original Medicare doesn’t cover dental care. Surgery to treat jaw fractures, some dental services to prepare for radiation treatment of oral cancer, or an oral exam in a hospital before a kidney transplant are among the few...
Medicare Advantage plans get a big pay hike, offer more services and supports for older adults
Medicare Advantage managed care plans, which in 2021 covered 26 million enrollees, will get an average 8.5 percent increase in total Medicare payments next year. At the same time, MA plans are rapidly embracing a wide range of social services and supports for older...
Will Covid deaths mean higher life insurance rates?
So far Covid has taken a horrendous cost — more than 950,000 American lives. The cost of the resulting life insurance claims was also high: $90 billion in 2020, according to the American Council of Life Insurers. That’s the biggest year-over-year increase since the...