What Dianne is Reading – Feeling Stressed Because You Don’t Have Enough Time?

In this feature of the Genki Living Blog, I would like to share with you helpful articles, interesting research, and useful health information that I came across in the past week.  I know a lot of my friends and family members feel like “there just isn’t enough time,” and that causes feeling of stress.  That’s…

What Dianne is Reading – President-Elect Trump Names Nominee to Head Up Health & Human Services

In this feature of the Genki Living blog, I would like to share with you helpful articles, interesting research, and useful health information that I came across in the past week.  As KEIRO® said at the community gathering in Little Tokyo which was held immediately after the November 2016 election, “It is evident that decisions…

What Does the Social Security Benefit Increase Have to do with the Medicare Part B Premium?

On October 18, 2016, the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries would receive a 0.3 percent COLA (cost-of-living adjustment) increase in 2017. The 0.3 percent COLA this also will affect the Medicare Part B premium. For 2016, the standard premium for Medicare Part B is $121.80 / month…