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…

How to Pick the Best Medicare Plan for You!

 By: Mei Kameda, Program Coordinator, Healthy Living   Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people who are 65 years or older, certain younger populations with disabilities and people with certain medical conditions such as End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Last week, we talked about a general overview of Medicare. As stated last week, Medicare…

Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Has Already Begun!

By: Mei Kameda, Program Coordinator, Keiro   Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people who are 65 years or older, certain younger populations with disabilities, and people with certain medical conditions such as End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Every year, Medicare has an Open Enrollment period, October 15th – December 7th. What’s very important…