The Centers for Disease Control CDC has recently published its 2006 United States Life Tables. Effective July 19, 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS will begin referencing the CDCs Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2006, for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This means that for any newly submitted WCMSA proposal received by CMS Coordination of Benefits Contractor COBC, or where any WCMSA case is reopened on or after July 19, 2010, CMS will apply the CDCs 2006 Table 1 for life expectancy calculations. You may access the CDCs United States Life Tables at www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/life_tables.htm, or by accessing the CDCs United States Life Tables in the related links outside of CMS section of this page.
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More Medicare beneficiaries will soon qualify for help paying for their prescription drugs. People on Medicare may be eligible to pay no more than $2.50 for generic drugs and $6.30 for each brand name drug thanks to changes to Medicare’s Low-Income Subsidy Program (also called “Extra Help”) that take effect this year. Changes in the law will make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries to qualify for “Extra Help” by changing the way income and assets are counted in 2010. The Social Security Administration will no longer count life insurance policies as a resource. Also, help received from family and friends to pay for household expenses like food, mortgage, rent and utilities will no longer count as income.
For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/health/health_insurance/prescription_drugs.