Just a reminder that Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period starts Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, 2019.
This is the time of year when you can change how you get your Medicare coverage, switch health and drug plans, and add or drop Medicare prescription drug coverage. So, it’s important that you...
Would you like for a family member or caregiver to be able to call Medicare on your behalf?
Would you like a way to store all your health records in one place online, so you can quickly share them with a new doctor or other healthcare provider?
How about an easy way to print a new Medicare card if you...
Planning to travel abroad this summer? Before you go, keep in mind that Medicare usually does not cover health care services or supplies while you’re traveling outside the United States.
That doesn’t mean you have to travel abroad without health coverage. Here are 3 ways you can get health coverage...
If you’re approached by someone who offers “free” genetic testing or cancer screening, turn them down.
Medicare doesn’t cover such tests unless a doctor who’s treating you orders them and they’re medically necessary.
Laboratory representatives have allegedly been taking swabs inside the mouths...
If you get injured or have surgery, your doctor may prescribe opioids, a class of drugs used to treat pain.
Although opioids can be an important part of treatment, they carry serious risks of addiction, abuse, and overdose, especially if used continuously. This is true even for seniors and other people...
Did you know that Medicare has an ombudsman to help you resolve complaints you may have about your healthcare?
Congress created the job of Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman to assist people with Medicare with their inquiries, complaints, grievances, appeals, and requests for information.
The Medicare Beneficiary...
You may have heard something lately about “preventive health care.” What does that mean?
At its most basic, preventive health care means living a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly. Maintain a healthy weight. And stop smoking.
Like anyone else, people with Medicare can benefit...
Let’s say you go for your annual physical and your doctor recommends that you get a hearing and balance test. Or an electrocardiogram. Or a Hepatitis B screening.
Does your Original Medicare cover these services? Now there’s a quick way to find out, using your smartphone or tablet.
Most doctors accept Medicare as full payment for their services. But some accept it only for certain services, and others don’t accept it at all.
What does this mean for you?
If you have Original Medicare, it means you should try to use doctors, hospitals, medical equipment suppliers, and other healthcare...
As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare will cost in 2019.
Most people with Medicare will pay the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B, which will be $135.50 next year, an increase of $1.50 over 2018.
Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital...
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a business meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the University Center, UCEN Room 301 on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one additional death and 253 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with 29 additional deaths and 10,089 new cases countywide.
Four years ago, against all odds, I became the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County. And as Sheriff, I promised that I would Reform, Rebuild and Restore the greatest and largest Sheriff’s Department in the nation. Four years later, I am proud to say that with the support of the sworn and professional staff, together we were able to meet challenges head on, and deliver on that promise.
The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will take place Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning with a closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7 p.m.
Following the recent decision by the Japanese government to allow the return of international cruise ships to the country, Princess Cruises has announced it will begin homeport sailing in Japan starting March 15, 2023.
The weather is cooler, holiday lights are shining and the New Year is just around the corner. This is a special time of year to reconnect with family and friends, and there are many opportunities for holiday celebrations right here in Santa Clarita.
UPDATE: Trent Michael Boser has been found. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s help locating an At-Risk, Missing Person, Trent Michael Boser. He is a 47-year-old male white adult who was last seen on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at 12:21 a.m., near the 31000 block of Ridge Route Road, in the city of Castaic.
What a difference healthy bodies make. After being decimated with the flu in the last two games, The Master's University's men's basketball team got healthy in a big way defeating Westmont 71-60 Wednesday night Nov. 30 in The MacArthur Center.
Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Keith Knox reminds property owners that the first installment of the 2022-23 Annual Secured Property Taxes becomes delinquent if not received by 5 p.m. Pacific Time or United States Postal Service (USPS) postmarked on or before Monday, Dec. 12. This is two days later than the traditional delinquency date of Dec. 10, as this date falls on a Saturday in 2022.
Lead singer Peter Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. At the age of 15, Noone achieved international fame as “Herman’s Hermits”, lead singer of the legendary 1960's pop band Herman’s Hermits.
The Los Angeles County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.