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Health Care Funding Resources

Articles on senior living
The following articles are designed to educate and inform the public on health care reform, health care insurance, medicaid and long-term care funding.

8/18/2016
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, Medicare, News
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will make changes to the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (MA-VBID) mode.
8/18/2016
A study by the Center for Retirement Research has shown a decline in replacement rates for married couples.
8/11/2016
Advocacy, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Public Policy
The discussion continues over rising long-term care insurance rates as news reports highlight the plights of consumers and federal workers who face a ...
8/11/2016
The Social Security Administration may have to reduce services and furlough employees if appropriations bills from the House and Senate are successful...
8/2/2016
Facts and Figures, Medicare, Medication Management
Medicare announced the average basic premium for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2017 is expected to remain “relatively stable” at an esti...
8/2/2016
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Medicare, Partnerships, Strategy
Senior living firms are poised for progress with accountable care organizations, ready to engage with these groups of doctors, hospitals and other hea...
7/28/2016
Advocacy, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, News, Reports
Virginia lawmakers are asking the Office of Personnel Management just why premiums in the federal long-term care insurance program are expected to zoo...
7/21/2016
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Organization Development, Organizational Culture, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
Some federal employees could see long-term care insurance rate increases of up to 126 percent beginning November 1, according to the Office of Personn...
7/21/2016
Consumer Funding Resources, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Research
Total health spending growth is expected to average 5.8 percent annually from 2015 to 2025, but is at a lower growth rate that the previous two decade...
7/13/2016
Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Family Relations, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, News, Resident and Family Services
The Administration on Community Living has announced grant awards of approximately $1.2 million designed to help older adults have access to legal ser...
6/29/2016
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Engage, Facts and Figures, Finance, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, News, Public Policy
Americans face an alarming $7.7 trillion gap between what they actually have saved for retirement and what they will need, said the head of the Senate...
6/29/2016
Greater integration is needed between the nation’s health care and housing systems(pdf) to help manage chronic disease, improve health outcomes for se...
6/8/2016
Consumer Funding Resources, Facts and Figures, Long Term Care Insurance, News, Research
Many people expect to rely on Medicare and Social Security to pay for their long-term care needs as they get older, even though those programs do not ...
6/8/2016
Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, Medicaid, Research
A long term services and supports catastrophic insurance program could improve the way LTSS needs are financed in the United States, according to a re...
5/19/2016
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Growth Strategies, Research
While the costs of long-term care continue to rise, assisted living continues on a slower growth trajectory than other types of long term care, accord...
5/19/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medicare, Research, Wellness Program
The new Medicare system for reimbursing providers outlined in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, may not adequately reward go...
5/19/2016
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Employee Compensation, Facts and Figures, Finance, Legislation, Medicaid, Medicaid, Public Policy, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
The Department of Labor this week finalized the “white collar” rule, which increases the salary threshold for workers who qualify for overtime pay. Th...
4/6/2016
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
American women are a bit more optimistic about their financial futures compared to a year ago, according to a new survey from investment management fi...
4/6/2016
Many relatives and friends providing financial support or care to individuals with dementia are dipping into their retirement savings and sold assets ...
3/29/2016
Consumer Intelligence, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
A fear of thinking about death is a key reason that more than half of American households won’t have enough retirement income to maintain their standa...
3/9/2016
The potential for long-term care cost can have a negative impact on retirement readiness, especially for low and middle-income households, according t...
2/24/2016
Long Term Care Insurance, Risk Management
The nation needs a universal catastrophic insurance program, clear private and public roles for long-term care financing while policymakers redefine M...
2/17/2016
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicaid
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized a rule requiring a Medicaid enrollee seeking coverage for home health services to meet face...
2/9/2016
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Long Term Care Insurance Education
A couple in their 60s can expect to pay between 7 to 10 percent less in 2016 when purchasing long term care insurance (PDF) when compared to a year ag...
2/3/2016
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Long Term Care Insurance Education, Reports
While there’s no single solution to address the growing appetite for affordable long-term services and supports that would be politically or financial...
2/3/2016
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Medicare, Reports
The Congressional Budget Office recently released projections showing Medicare enrollment is expected to grow by more than 30 percent within the next ...
1/26/2016
Earlier claiming of Social Security benefits by men and women has detrimental effects on widowed seniors, particularly.
1/20/2016
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Only about half of full-time private sector workers, or about 49 percent, participate in a workplace retirement plan and about 58 percent have access ...
12/2/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Medicare, Medication Technology & Informatics
Expenditures for new drugs were concentrated among just a few drugs and most were costly for Medicare beneficiaries, shows a new Government Accountabi...
11/23/2015
Hispanic older adults face challenges including access to retirement planning, long-term services and supports, healthcare and medication benefits and...