News & Announcements

Labor First Completes Recapitalization with Great Hill Partners

Posted:July 29, 2021

We are excited to announce our recapitalization with Great Hill Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, who align perfectly with our company mission of improving the retirement experience for each and every one of our members.  We are thrilled to welcome the Great Hill team of Mark Taber, Rafael Cofino and Michael Noel to…

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Biden Administration Continues Efforts to Increase Vaccinations By Bolstering Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries

Posted:June 18, 2021

As part of President Biden’s commitment to increasing access to vaccinations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach. This announcement further demonstrates continued efforts of the Biden-Harris Administration to meet…

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CMS proposes to enhance the medical workforce in rural and underserved communities to support COVID-19 recovery and beyond

Posted:May 4, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1752-P) today for inpatient and long-term care hospitals that builds on the Biden Administration’s key priorities to close health care equity gaps and provide greater accessibility to care. Major provisions in the proposed rule would fund medical residency positions in hospitals in rural…

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We’ve Moved!

Posted:February 26, 2021

Labor First is excited to announce OUR NEW OFFICE MOVE!! Stay tuned for updates over the next few months and please notice our new address as well!!

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Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D Will Provide Better Coverage, More Access and Improved Transparency for Medicare Beneficiaries

Posted:February 8, 2021

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that further advances the agency’s efforts to strengthen and modernize the Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug programs. The changes finalized today are generally effective for the 2022 plan year and will potentially lower enrollee cost sharing on some of the…

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CMS Updates Medicare Payment Policies for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

Posted:August 5, 2020

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is finalizing a Medicare payment rule that further advances our efforts to strengthen the Medicare program by better aligning payments for inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities The final rule updates Medicare payment policies and rates for facilities under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System…

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Coronavirus (COVID 19) Announcement

Posted:March 15, 2020

We would like all of our clients to know that there will be no disruption of services for you or your retired members. Labor First has contingency plans in place to allow for our team to work remotely, in a safe environment, and still deliver the same services & help you and your members have…

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Plan year 2020 and 2021 Medicare enrollment dates at a glance

Posted:January 24, 2020

A guide to the most important dates for enrolling in – or changing – Medicare coverage Medicare 2020 and 2021 enrollment dates: Key takeaways The plan-year 2020 Medicare open enrollment period has ended. The next open enrollment period will run from October 15, 2020 to December 7, 2020, for coverage effective in 2021. The annual five-star…

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