The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on those in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. This has raised questions about how the virus has influenced the costs and provision of long-term care insurance.
The coronavirus pandemic has spread like wildfire though long-term care facilities. In response, many states have moved to shield nursing homes from lawsuits related to the care they are providing during the pandemic.
Not everyone will get the relief payment the federal government is sending out in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Among those left out include seniors and adults with special needs who are claimed as dependents.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning residents of long-term care facilities and their families that some facilities may unlawfully require residents who are on Medicaid to sign over their $1,200 pandemic relief checks.
The closure of Social Security offices has caused problems and worries for recently unemployed seniors who need to apply for Medicare after losing their employer coverage. In response, the federal government has announced that seniors affected by the crisis have additional time to enroll in Medicare or change plans.
The federal government is moving forward with regulations that would relax infection control requirements in nursing homes even while the coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed long-term care facilities throughout the nation.
In the wke of the coronavirus pandemic, some 150 million Americans received economic relief payments, including potentially millions of deceased individuals. After weeks of silence, the IRS has finally explained what to do with the funds.
Access to affordable medical care is especially important during a global health crisis. You should be aware that federal law prevents the states from terminating Medicaid benefits while the coronavirus health emergency continues.