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Last Day To Use Your FSA Money Before You Lose It!

It’s the last day of the year, and if you have any money left in your flexible spending account (FSA) account today, it’s time to empty it completely. There’s only a few hours left in the calendar year, so if you haven’t been used all of your FSA to help pay for your healthcare expenses . . . → Read More: Last Day To Use Your FSA Money Before You Lose It!

Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Season Over Tomorrow!

Tomorrow may be New Year’s Eve, but don’t forget that Medicare Open Enrollment ends tomorrow!  We don’t know if you’re noticed our handy Medicare Open Enrollment counter to the left, but it’s almost down to zero!  Are you ready for Medicare Open Enrollment season to be over?

You better be, especially if you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan! . . . → Read More: Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Season Over Tomorrow!

Shifa Clinic in Houston Offers Breast Education and Free Mammograms in January 2011

The Houston Shifa Clinic is offering free breast education and mammograms on January 15, 2011 to women who qualify. In order to qualify for the breast education and free mammogram program, you must be age 40 or older, have no medical insurance and meet family income guidelines.

This breast education and mammogram clinic doesn’t take . . . → Read More: Shifa Clinic in Houston Offers Breast Education and Free Mammograms in January 2011

Generic Drug Alert: FDA Approves Generic Version of Lithobid

Quick generic drug approval bulletin for today. If you have a family member or other loved suffers from manic depression, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given Glenmark final approval for Lithium Carbonate extended release tablets, a generic version of Noven Pharmaceuticals’ prescription drug Lithobid which treats manic episodes of biopolar disorder. According to the National . . . → Read More: Generic Drug Alert: FDA Approves Generic Version of Lithobid

States Receive More Than $200 Million for Adding Uninsured Children to Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Department of Health and Human Services SecretaryKathleen Sebelius awarded a total of more than $200 million to 15 states who have made strides in enrolling uninsured children in health insurance programs, specifically the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

“Today’s announcement highlights the ongoing and committed efforts by states to improve access to health coverage programs . . . → Read More: States Receive More Than $200 Million for Adding Uninsured Children to Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Medicare to Cover End-of-Life Planning Benefit; Is This the Beginning of “Death Panels”?

In a controversial new move, the Obama Administration has issued a new regulation to encourage doctors to advise patients on end-of-life planning. The Department of Health and Human Services’ new regulation directs Medicare to pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment.

It’s . . . → Read More: Medicare to Cover End-of-Life Planning Benefit; Is This the Beginning of “Death Panels”?

Major Health Insurers Reporting Increase in Health Insurance for Small Business Employees

It’s a small bright spot in a gloomy healthcare picture, but major insurers around the country are reporting an increase in the number of small businesses which are signing up to provide health insurance benefits for their employees.   With more than 50 million Americans going without health insurance, small business employees are one area that . . . → Read More: Major Health Insurers Reporting Increase in Health Insurance for Small Business Employees

Still Stumped On What To Use Your FSA Money For? Check CVS.Com For FSA-Eligible Expenses

If you weren’t able to spend all of your flexible spending account (FSA) money while you were Christmas shopping last week and are unsure about what healthcare expenses you can use your FSA money on, we have another tip for where you can spend your FSA money before the end of the year.  

Check out . . . → Read More: Still Stumped On What To Use Your FSA Money For? Check CVS.Com For FSA-Eligible Expenses

Are You Getting Cold Calls for Medicare Health Insurance? It’s Against Medicare Rules…

It’s the homestretch of Medicare Open Enrollment season, and lately, we’ve been getting emails from seniors and their families, complaining that they’re getting overwhelmed by calls from health insurers about Medicare Advantage health plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and Medicare Supplemental health insurance policies (Medigap). At best, the cold calls are annoying, but . . . → Read More: Are You Getting Cold Calls for Medicare Health Insurance? It’s Against Medicare Rules…

Merry Christmas From myheaLthpeak.com

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful New Year!