NCOA: FY15 Funding Bill: What it Means for Aging Programs

3 of 9Adult Day Health Care dilemma Trinidad Contreras is a fixture at Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care facility in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Due to budget cuts, the state declared Contreras no longer eligible for benefits, but Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care is continuing to let him participate in its programs without getting reimbursed while he appeals. He spends the hours between about 10 am and 2 pm playing dominos, walking the courtyard and tending the small garden boxes. (Dan Honda/Staff)

A $1 trillion, 1,603-page FY15 funding package was among the last pieces of business of the 113th Congress. The House passed the measure by a vote of 219 to 206. The Senate passed the measure on Dec. 13 by a vote of 56 to 40, and the President is expected to sign it into law. … Continue reading

NCOA: It’s Open Enrollment! What you need to know

From our colleagues at NCOA: Open Enrollment for Medicare Parts C and D begins today, and we’re here to help you prepare your clients for 2015 and beyond. Join us Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. ET for a webinar on what changes to Part D and Medicare your clients can expect in the coming year. … Continue reading

NCOA: CMS releases additional Marketplace and Medicare transitions FAQs

From our colleagues at NCOA:  With Marketplace Open Enrollment approaching in mid-November, you may have beneficiaries asking about transitioning from the Marketplace to Medicare. CMS released responses to frequently asked questions about Medicare and the Marketplace in August. This FAQ answers questions about general enrollment, End Stage Renal Disease rights, beneficiary notices, the small business … Continue reading

NCOA: 2014 HCBS Conference Materials and Video Presentations

From our colleagues at NCOA:  Presentations from the 2014 Home and Community-Based Services Conference are available online. The annual event sponsored by the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) focused on programs and services to help keep people independent in their own homes. Continue here for Conference Materials and Video Presentations: http://nasuad.org/hcbs-conference/2014-hcbs-conference-materials-and-video-presentations

NCOA: Congress returns home to campaign

From our colleagues at NCOA:  This month, Congress took a brief respite from the campaign trail to address a few must-pass measures. Among the bills sent to the President is a continuing resolution that funds federal programs from the beginning of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1 through Dec. 11. Before your Representatives return … Continue reading

NCOA: SNAP cost-of-living adjustments go into effect next month

The Food and Nutrition Service recently released the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum allotments, income eligibility standards, and deductions. Effective Oct. 1, maximum allotments will increase for 48 states, D.C., Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Shelter cap values and minimum standard deductions will also see slight … Continue reading

NCOA: The United States of Aging

From our colleagues at NCOA:  As 10,000 baby boomers turn age 65 each day1, the demographics of America are changing. This expanding group of Americans is redefining the senior lifestyle with unique perspectives on aging and the role local communities can play in helping them get the most from their future years. For the third … Continue reading

NCOA: Coming soon: 2014 United States of Aging Survey

From our colleagues at NCOA:  On July 15, NCOA, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), and UnitedHealthcare will release results of our 2014 United States of Aging Survey. A special town hall event at the n4a conference will feature former First Lady Laura Bush and will be live-streamed on USA TODAY. Tune … Continue reading

NCOA: Mapping Benefits Access Across the States

What does enrollment in core benefits look like in your state? Use this data mapping tool to find out. How to use this map First, select whether you want to analyze the full Medicare population or the under- or over-65 population covered by Medicare. To make the most of the map, you should select a … Continue reading

NCOA: OAA Reauthorization

3 of 9Adult Day Health Care dilemma Trinidad Contreras is a fixture at Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care facility in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Due to budget cuts, the state declared Contreras no longer eligible for benefits, but Gardner Family Health Network Adult Day Health Care is continuing to let him participate in its programs without getting reimbursed while he appeals. He spends the hours between about 10 am and 2 pm playing dominos, walking the courtyard and tending the small garden boxes. (Dan Honda/Staff)

The Older Americans Act (OAA) funds critical services that keep older adults healthy and independent—services like meals, job training, senior centers, caregiver support, transportation, health promotion, benefits enrollment, and more. The Act is overdue for reauthorization—and we’re urging Congress to seize this opportunity to update and renew its commitment to these programs and those they … Continue reading

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