Congressman Hank Johnson's E-Newsletter for Oct. 30, 2018

October 30, 2018

Dear Friends,


It’s that time of year again – open enrollment season for health insurance. For many of you who receive your insurance through your job or Medicare, simply reviewing and staying on your current plan may be enough. For those of us who do not have coverage or need to renew our coverage through the Affordable Care Act, the Marketplace open enrollment starts this week – Thursday, November 1 – and lasts until December 15. Now is the time to visit to get ready for this year’s open enrollment and review your 2019 plan options.


MEDICARE: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Parts A and B. For more click HERE.


VA CARE: The Atlanta Regional Office of Veterans Affairs at 1700 Clairmont Road in Decatur is hosting a Veterans Claims Clinic on Wednesday, November 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The Claims Clinic offers Veterans, their families, and survivors an opportunity to speak with representatives regarding new or existing claims from the Compensation, Loan Guaranty, and Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment divisions. In addition, there will also be an Information Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Veterans Canteen Service area, located on the first floor, with representatives available to share information on compensation, loan guaranty, education, vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits and insurance benefits. For more, click  HERE.


SOCIAL SECURITY: I’m pleased to share news from the Social Security Administration that Social Security & Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019. If you or a loved one receives Social Security, please be aware of potential scams. If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau asks you for your full Social Security number, money or donations, anything on behalf of a political party, your full bank or credit card account numbers or your mother’s maiden name, don't answer. This is a scam and fraud. The Census Bureau does NOT ask those question. For more on how to protect you and your loved ones, click HERE.


HAPPY HALLOWEEN: I wish everyone a safe and Happy  Halloween. When sending your children out on this holiday, please keep these simple safety tips in mind.




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