Costs Medicare Beneficiaries are Most Concerned About

September 16, 2020 Uncategorized 0

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, many Medicare beneficiaries are worried about more than just their increased health risk or predisposition to contracting the virus. Large, unexpected medical expenses are more a factor now than ever. A survey by healthinsurance.com polled more than 1,000 elderly (64-years-old and older) individuals to determine their views on several… Read more

Why Fall is the Best Time to Renovate a Pool

September 15, 2020 Uncategorized 0

As the weather starts to cool down and the crisp fall breeze fills the air, pool owners slowly begin to close them until the following year. Perhaps any ideas of renovating a pool go by the wayside; once the pool is closed, there might not be a second thought about it until spring. As the… Read more

COVID-19 Sparks Regulatory Changes to Medicare

September 10, 2020 Uncategorized 0

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Congress and the Trump administration implemented a record number of legislative, regulatory, and sub-regulatory changes to the Medicare program. These alterations allow for unprecedented flexibility to healthcare providers, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Part D plans. Some of the changes waived Medicare participation conditions, allowing patients to be treated… Read more

Laser Treatment Success in Glaucoma Patients Discovered by Researchers

September 10, 2020 Uncategorized 0

Glaucoma is a condition that causes buildup from fluid and pressure inside the eye. If untreated, it can eventually lead to blindness. Over 70 million people worldwide are diagnosed with glaucoma. Therapies to help remediate pressure include eye drops (which help reduce fluid produced by the eye) or surgery to unblock the eye’s drainage system.… Read more

State of Michigan to Pay Victims of Flint Water Crisis $600M

September 10, 2020 Uncategorized 0

Flint residents affected by the toxic lead water crisis will be eligible to receive payments from a $600 million preliminary settlement. A court-monitored victim compensation fund will allow Flint water crisis victims to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in payments. The parties involved in the settlement include the state of Michigan, the Michigan Department… Read more

Costs Medicare Beneficiaries are Most Concerned About

September 10, 2020 Uncategorized 0

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, many Medicare beneficiaries are worried about more than just their increased health risk or predisposition to contracting the virus. Large, unexpected medical expenses are more a factor now than ever. A survey by healthinsurance.com polled more than 1,000 elderly (64-years-old and older) individuals to determine their views on several… Read more

Electricity Rates Measure COVID-19’s Economic Implications

September 10, 2020 Uncategorized 0

Researchers and students at the University of Exeter Business School developed a way to measure the immediate impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on an economy’s Gross Domestic Product, or GDP. To calculate this data, the scientists analyzed hourly electricity consumption rates during Italy’s spring lockdown to measure the impact of those activities on their economy during… Read more

Three Reasons to Hire an Event Planner for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

September 10, 2020 Uncategorized 0

The occasion of your child becoming a bar/bat mitzvah is undoubtedly something to commemorate. Countless factors play a part in hosting a fabulous bar/bat mitzvah. How will you juggle scheduling your son or daughter’s celebration between work, extra-curricular or social events, etc.? Planning an elaborate party can be challenging, especially in 2020. Especially taking social… Read more

First Online-Only Whole Foods Launched by Amazon

September 10, 2020 Uncategorized 0

If you walk up to a particular Whole Foods storefront in Brooklyn, New York, expecting to walk around and shop, think again. Amazon opened its first “permanent online-only” warehouse to meet the growing demand for grocery delivery. Whole Foods was bought by Amazon in 2017 for $13.2 billion. This isn’t the first Amazon and Whole… Read more

The Chemistry of Contaminated Hand Sanitizers

September 10, 2020 Uncategorized 0

Chances are, you have a bottle of hand sanitizer sitting in at least one area of your house, your car, and maybe even your office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been buying and stocking up on hand sanitizer, causing a spike in the industry. Despite being sold in everyday stores for millions of… Read more