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Labor First Named Best Places to Work 2022 by Philadelphia Business Journal

Posted:August 1, 2022

We’re proud to announce that Labor First has been recognized as Best Places to Work.   This is the second year Labor First has been named on this list, which is published by Philadelphia Business Journal. It’s an honor to be recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal alongside many other notable companies. Each year, the…

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Labor First Expands Executive Team

Posted:July 26, 2022

Labor First Expands Executive Team, Further Solidifying Commitment to Making Medical and Drug Benefits Better for Retirees and Plan Sponsors Company appoints seasoned executives to drive continued company growth and enhance product innovation and client delivery Mount Laurel, NJ – July 26, 2022 – Labor First, a leading provider of group retiree Medicare benefit management…

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CMS Unveils More User-Friendly Medicare Website

Posted:May 18, 2022

New Medicare.gov will incorporate public feedback and make it easier to compare, choose, and understand Medicare coverage. Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled several updates to the Medicare.gov website that make it easier, for millions of people who use it, to navigate and access information to compare and select health and drug coverage…

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Medicare Will Only Cover Aduhelm for Alzheimer’s Patients in Clinical Trials

Posted:April 14, 2022

Medicare announced Thursday that it will limit its coverage of the pricey new drug Aduhelm to Alzheimer’s patients enrolled in clinical trials of the drug. Approved amid controversy last year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the latest decision was meant to protect patients while gathering more clinical data on whether the medication actually helps slow…

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Seniors are at high risk of COVID, but Medicare doesn’t pay for rapid tests

Posted:January 24, 2022

What group is especially vulnerable to the ravages of COVID-19 even if fully vaccinated and boosted? Seniors. And who will have an especially tough time getting free at-home COVID tests under the Biden administration’s plan? Yes, seniors. As of Jan. 15, private insurers will cover the cost of eight at-home rapid COVID tests each month for their…

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Biden-Harris Administration Requires Insurance Companies and Group Health Plans to Cover the Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Tests, Increasing Access to Free Tests

Posted:January 11, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Requires Insurance Companies and Group Health Plans to Cover the Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Tests, Increasing Access to Free Tests As part of its ongoing efforts across many channels to expand Americans’ access to free testing, the Biden-Harris Administration is requiring insurance companies and group health plans to cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19…

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CMS Reminds Eligible Consumers They Have Coverage for COVID-19 Booster Shots at No Cost

Posted:November 3, 2021

Following the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent action that authorized a booster shot of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for certain populations and a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding eligible consumers that coverage is available…

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CMS Will Pay for COVID-19 Booster Shots, Eligible Consumers Can Receive at No Cost

Posted:October 6, 2021

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent action that authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain high-risk populations and a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will continue to provide coverage for this critical protection from the virus,…

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