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Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know By Seema Verma Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our...
Source: https://acl.gov/COVID-19 Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. This may be because immune systems change with age, making it harder to fight off diseases and infection. Older adults also are more likely to...
NY StateWide Senior Action Council is celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (March 1 - 7). Visit consumer.ftc.gov and our Senior Medicare Page for information on how to protect yourself from the latest scams!
Protect yourself - DO NOT respond to email requests for information about your Social Security account. Scammers are sending faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The letters may use official letterhead and government “jargon” to...
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