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Important update on COVID-19 vaccines

You've likely heard the good news that COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna have been approved by the FDA. There will initially be a limited supply of the vaccine. Initial doses of the vaccine will be made available to priority groups, such...

Covered California extends deadline for start date.

Covered California has extended the deadline until December 30, 2020 to apply for health plan coverage starting January 1, 2021. Please note that this extension applies to on-exchange Individual Family medical plans (federally subsidized health insurance plans),...

It’s time to get your flu shot

The flu shot is your best protection from the flu Now's the time to get your flu shot. The flu shot is covered for people with Medicare from providers that accept Medicare or your Medicare plan. You can safely get a flu vaccine at...

Covid 19 Symptoms

According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: - Cough-...

Look out for COVID-19 scams

Unfortunately, scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your Medicare Number, personal information, and money. And they're using robocalls, social media posts, and emails to do it.  Remember, if anyone reaches out to get your Medicare Number or...

Protect yourself when getting prescriptions

As we all take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying home and social distancing, you may be facing new challenges about how to meet basic household needs, such as getting your medicines.  The CDC recommends limiting in-person visits to the pharmacy...

UPDATED: 2020 Open Enrollment Begins October 15, 2019

Assembly Bill 1309 (Bauer-Kahan) was passed, extending Open Enrollment through January 31, 2020.  To receive coverage beginning on Jan. 1. 2020, you must select a plan by Dec. 15, 2019.  If you select a plan from Dec. 16, 2019 to Jan. 31, 2019, your coverage...

Welcome to Medicare and Wellness

                Under Original Medicare, a beneficiary is covered for two types of preventive visits: Welcome to Medicare and Wellness. Below is the difference in the two types of preventive visits: Welcome to Medicare...

Changes coming to Medicare Supplement Plans in 2020

Medicare has made a significant change to Medicare Supplement plans starting in 2020.   Medicare Supplement Plans F and C will no longer be options for those newly eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020.  Please note that Medicare Supplement Plans F and...

Get Medicare’s new “What’s covered” app!

Not sure if Medicare will cover your medical test or service? Medicare’s free “What’s covered” app delivers accurate cost and coverage information right on your smartphone. Now you can quickly see whether Medicare covers your service in the doctor’s office, the...