Benes II Introduced, We’ll See

Part of the reason that Medicare is confusing?

  • People are not told by the government in advance.

  • People are not told that their health insurance doesn’t automatically cancel when enrolling in Medicare.

  • People who become Medicare-eligible prior to being 65 years old are not told that the late enrollment penalties (including the Part D late enrollment penalty) can affect them.

Reality: these are all known facts, it is that people want things to be handed to them. Nevertheless, the BENES Act, which took effect on January 1, addressed some of these. And now, another bill to address some of these other points (click here).