June 08, 2023

Bill Would Help Medicare Enrollment

The Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) 2.0 Act was recently introduced to simplify Medicare enrollment for older adults and people with disabilities. People who miss their initial Medicare enrollment window may pay lifetime late enrollment penalties. The bill was introduced by senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Todd Young (R-IN) on May 18 and would require the federal government to provide advance notice to people approaching Medicare eligibility about basic Medicare enrollment rules, filling a longstanding gap in education for older adults and people with disabilities. 

More information on the bill can be found here.