Monday, November 14, 2011

2012 Medicare Information

2012 PART A PREMIUMS, DEDUCTIBLES & CO-PAYMENTS*

 

Part A (Hospital) Deductibles Per Benefit Period    

n     $1,156 deductible, paid upon admission as a hospital inpatient for 1-60 days

n     $289  per day for 61-90 days

n     $578 per day for days 91-150 (lifetime reserve days; non-renewable)

n     All costs for each day beyond 150 days

                                   

Part A Monthly Premium                

n     40 or more quarters                       $0

n     30 – 39 quarters of coverage      $248.00/month

n     Less than 30 quarters                   $451.00/month

                       

Skilled Nursing Facility Care

n     Covered in full for the first 20 days after a minimum 3-day qualifying hospital stay (day of discharge not included)

n     Beneficiaries pay $144.50 per day for days 21-100

n     Beneficiaries pay all costs after 100 days

n     Does NOT include custodial care

 

Paying for Hospice Care

n     Co-payment up to $5 per outpatient prescription drug

n     5% of Medicare-approved amount for inpatient respite care

 

2012 PART B PREMIUMS, DEDUCTIBLES & CO-INSURANCE*

 

Part B (Medical) Annual Deductible          $140.00

 

Coinsurance for most services 20% of Medicare approved amount after annual deductible

 

Part B Monthly Premiums              

                            

If Your Yearly Income is

You pay

File Individual Tax Return

File Joint Tax Return

 

$85,000 or less

$170,000 or less

$99.90

$85,001-$107,000

$170,000-$214,000

$139.90

$107,001-$160,000

$214,001-$320,000

$199.80

$160,001-$214,000

$320,001-$428,000

$259.70

Above $214,000

Above $428,000

$319.70

 

*Applies to Original Medicare Plan (Medicare Fee-for-Service)

Co-payment: fixed dollar amount after annual deductible is met.

Coinsurance: % of Medicare approved amount after annual deductible is met.

 

2012 PART D MONTHLY ADUSTMENT

Beginning in 2011, the Affordable Care Act requires Part D enrollees, whose incomes exceed the same thresholds that apply to higher income Part B enrollees, to pay a monthly adjustment amount.  Enrollees pay the regular plan premium to their Part D plan and pay the income-related adjustment to Social Security. The 2012 Part D income-related monthly adjustment amounts paid by beneficiaries who file individual tax returns (including those who are single, head of household, qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, or married filing separately who lived apart from their spouse for the entire taxable year), or who file a joint tax return are shown in the following table:

 

If Your Yearly Income is

In addition to your monthly Part D premium you pay:

File Individual Tax Return

File Joint Tax Return

2011

2012*

$85,000 or less

$170,000 or less

$0.00

$0.00

$85,001-$107,000

$170,000-$214,000

$12.00

$11.60

$107,001-$160,000

$214,001-$320,000

$31.10

$29.90

$160,001-$214,000

$320,001-$428,000

$50.10

$48.10

Above $214,000

Above $428,000

$69.10

$66.40

 

 

Prescription Drugs

Coverage Parameters

2010

2011

 

2012*

Deductible

$310.00

$310.00

$320.00

Initial Coverage Limit

$2,830.00

$2,840.00

$2,930.00

Out-of-Pocket Threshold

$4,550.00

$4,550.00

$4700.00

Total Covered Drug Spend at OOP Threshold

$6,440.00

$6,447.50

$6,657.50

Minimum Cost-Sharing in
Catastrophic Coverage

$2.50/$6.30

$2.50/$6.30

 

$2.60/$6.50

LIS Copayments

2010

2011

 

2012

Institutionalized

$0

$0

$0

Up to or at 100% FPL

$1.10/$3.30

$1.10/$3.30

 

$1.10/$3.30

Other LIS

$2.50/$6.30

$2.50/$6.30

$2.60/$6.50

Partial LIS Deductible/Cost-Sharing

$63/15%

$63/15%

 

$65/15%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Rates for calendar year 2012

 

 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Innovative program for car ownership

The Urban League of Greater Dallas is launching a new innovative program that will begin November 14, 2011.

 

 

Work on Wheels Program

 

Job matching and car ownership program will allow our participants to eliminate barriers to employment in areas underserved by public transportation.

 

Participants will be transported to and from the job for 4 ½ months while saving pe week in an interest bearing saving account.  At the end of  4 ½ months, they will be encouraged to use that money as a down payment on as automobile.  Then, the participant can dirve to and from work on their own.

 

Contact:

Workforce Development Specialist

Phone # 214-915-4600

 

 

Visit:

Urban League of Greater Dallas

4315 South Lancaster Road

Dallas, Texas 75216

Monday – Thursday

9:00am to 2:00pm

 

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Upcoming Grief Support Events

 

Visiting Nurse Association

 

November Bereavement Luncheon

 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

 

Church of the Incarnation

3966 McKinney Avenue in Dallas

 

A catered lunch will be provided

at no charge underwritten by

 

Restland Funeral Home and

Memorial Park

and

Metrocrest Funeral Home and

Hilltop Memorial Park

 

Larry Barber, LPC-S, CT

Director of CounselingWorks,

GriefWorks, and KidWorks

Author, Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise

 

will present

 

Getting Through Special Days

 

The luncheon is open to anyone in the community

grieving the death of a loved one.

 

Reservations are required. 

Please call the bereavement

luncheon line at 214-689-2633 by November 15.

 

Come enjoy a lovely meal with others who understand loss

and learn more about helping yourself.

 

Grief literature and resources available without cost.

 

Larry's book will be available for purchase at the luncheon.

 


 

Monthly Bereavement Luncheon

 

Upcoming Dates and Speakers

 

VNA Hospice bereavement luncheons are open to any adult in the community that has lost a loved one.  The luncheon provides an opportunity for bereaved persons

to enjoy a nice lunch, pick up some helpful grief literature, and hear a practical program about the grief process. 

There is no charge for attendance.

 

The monthly luncheon is held the last Thursday of each month

(the third Thursday in November and December)

from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at:

 

Church of the Incarnation

3966 McKinney Avenue, Dallas

 

 

 

Nov. 17     Larry Barber, LPC-S, CT, Director of CounselingWorks, GriefWorks, and KidWorks

Author, Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise

        Getting Through Special Days

 

Dec. 15     Denise Donofrio, LCSW, LPC, Frisco Counseling and Wellness

                 The Gifts of Grief        

 

Reservations are required.  Please call the

bereavement luncheon line at 214-689-2633

 


 

Quarterly Bereavement Luncheon

 

Saturn Road Church of Christ

3030 Saturn Road, Garland

 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

 

Larry Barber, LPC, CT

Director of CounselingWorks, GriefWorks, and KidWorks

Author, Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise

 

will present

 

Getting Through Special Days

 

Please call Sue Rafferty, 214-689-2922, for reservations.

 

Lunch will be provided at no charge

underwritten by

 

Williams Funeral Directors

 

The luncheon is open to anyone in the community

grieving the death of a loved one.

 

 

Come enjoy a lovely meal with others

who understand loss

and learn more about helping yourself.

 

Grief literature and resources available without cost.

 

Larry's book will be available for purchase at the luncheon.


The Visiting Nurse Association of Texas Hospice

 

Invites you to attend our

 

Service of Remembrance

 

Sunday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m.

 

Preston Hollow United Methodist Church

6315 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, Texas

 

We sincerely hope you and your loved ones

will join us for this time

of reflection and remembrance.

 

We will celebrate the lives of those we have lost

with special music, selected readings, and

the opportunity to light a memorial candle.

 

Following the service there will be a reception in the fellowship area of the church.

For more information, or to let us know

you will be attending,

please call 214-689-2922.

The church is located on the northwest corner

of Walnut Hill Lane and Tibbs Street,

between Hillcrest and Preston, approximately

1.6 miles west of US 75 (Central Expressway).


 

Healing Through the Holidays

 

VNA Hospice invites you to participate in our holiday grief support workshop, open to any adult in the community who has experienced the death of a loved one.

 

 

WHEN:   Tuesday, November 8, 2011

1o:00 to 12:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:  The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Center, 1440 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas

 

This workshop is designed to give grieving persons

support and practical suggestions

for dealing with grief during the holidays.

 

 

Handouts on grief and other resource

literature will be available.

 

There is no fee for this workshop.

Please call Sue Rafferty, bereavement coordinator,

to reserve a place, 214-689-2922.

 

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