Monthly Archives: September 2013

U.S. to Include Home Care Aides in Wage and Overtime Law

It may surprise some people to learn that home health care aides are not covered by the federal minimum wage laws or by overtime pay laws. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Overtime pay is required for … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Understand Your Medicare Coverage Options

Are you as confused about Medicare add-ons and supplements as I am? If so, read this article from the Dallas Morning News. It provides a simple explanation of your Medicare coverage options.

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VA Wary of Cost to Extend Caregiver Aid to All Vets

The good news is that the VA is providing funds for caregivers for some injured veterans. The bad news is that not all wounded veterans are eligible for the program — only those who served after 9/11/2001. An Associated Press … Continue reading

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How Funeral Fraud Targets the Elderly

This guest post is from Adam Barnes, who learned after college that he was better at writing about businesses than running them.  While funerals used to be a reverent time when friends and families came together to remember a loved one, they’re … Continue reading

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Study Seeks Super Agers’ Secrets; First Clues Show They Have Remarkably Young-Looking Brains

Are you a “super ager”? I know I’m not. These lucky people seem to have brains that are younger than their chronological age. At least that’s what researchers are trying to prove, according to an article in the Minnesota Star … Continue reading

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Scientists Find Clue to Age-Related Memory Loss

There is potentially good news for those who are worried about getting Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe age-related memory loss could be reversible. Here are the opening paragraphs of an Associated Press article: Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest … Continue reading

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This is a Prime Time of Year for Health Insurance Scams

This time of year is confusing and complicated for everyone dealing with health insurance issues. Employers are deciding which coverage to provide their employees, Medicare recipients are deciding which, if any, additional coverages to buy, and individuals who don’t yet … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson to Add Warnings to Extra Strength Tylenol

Bloomberg News reports that starting in October, Johnson & Johnson will start warning consumers of the risk of fatal liver failure when taking higher doses of acetaminophen, through a red warning on caps of Extra Strength Tylenol. Two years ago, the … Continue reading

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Despite Backlogs, VA Disability Claims Processors Get Bonuses

I understand giving a bonus to an employee who tries hard, even if the employee’s workload is just too heavy to handle completely. But you don’t give a bonus to an employee who does only the easy parts of the … Continue reading

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Mexico Farm Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak Resumes Production

Be careful where your lettuce was grown. In continuing coverage of the nationwide cyclospora outbreak, a number of media outlets report on the reopening of the Mexico farm partially linked to the outbreak. The AP reports that as the investigation into the … Continue reading

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