Need assistance with your property tax payments? The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program may be able to help. To learn more about the program, call
(800) 952-5661 or email (Copy and paste link into your email)


What’s new for Medicare in 2018
As we turn over the calendar into a new year, there are some major changes to expect in Medicare. New cards, new costs, even a new opportunity to change your coverage could be on your horizon.  See what’s changing

Morrison Foerster Releases Helping Handbook for Those Affected by Northern California Wildfires

The lives of thousands of people in Northern California have been upended by the wildfires that have damaged and destroyed homes, businesses, documents and lives. As those affected by the fire begin to chart a way forward, they, and the agencies that help them, desperately need information on a wide variety of topics that touch on the law.

Responding to this need, Morrison & Foerster has produced the 2017 Northern California Wildfires Helping Handbook. The Handbook gathers in one place up-to-date, practical information on subjects that include emergency housing; government benefits; insurance; FEMA assistance; replacement of lost documents; fraud prevention and many others.

Information to Gather Before You Call Medicare
Having the proper authorizations in place and information on hand can help you save time and lessen frustration when contacting Medicare about coverage, claims and payments. Read More »

Does Medicare Pay for Home Health Care?
Home health care services and skilled therapy are covered by Medicare, but patients must meet 4 specific criteria in order to be eligible. Read More »

How to Protect Yourself from Medicare Scams
Familiarize yourself with the most common Medicare scams and learn how to determine whether communication from Medicare is legitimate to protect yourself and your loved ones. Read More »

7 Things to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment
Understand the health insurance options available during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment (MOE) period to help you choose the best coverage for yourself or a loved one. Read More »

Guide to Benefits  (Make the title the link below)

5 things to know about Medicare & hospice

Medicare has special rules for how it covers hospice care. Get five key facts about this benefit in a new consumer tip sheet (available in English and Spanish) developed for us by the Medicare Rights Center (MRC). MRC has created an accompanying PowerPoint that counselors can use to train staff/volunteers and consumers on the hospice benefit.

Get the tip sheet in English and Spanish | Download the PowerPoint for consumers