BeneLynk Submission to OMB RFI: Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government

Recently, the Office of Management and Budget of the President of the United States put out a formal Request for Information on the following topic: “Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government.” Writing on behalf of BeneLynk, Sean Libby submitted the following detailing our position that to move […]

A Deeper Look at Partial Duals

ATI Advisory recently released an insightful report taking a fresh look at “partial duals” in Medicare Advantage. It is definitely worth a read.  In it, ATI establishes that partial duals are a growing segment of the Medicare population as “the number of Medicare beneficiaries who are partial duals is growing faster than the number who […]

Addressing the No-Longer-Hidden Challenges of Social Isolation and Loneliness

The pandemic has increased public awareness of loneliness and social isolation – as more of us have now had an experience of isolation. While these may be new issues for many, they are not new to our elderly.  Despite often being treated as synonyms, loneliness and social isolation are different issues.  Loneliness is defined as […]

BeneLynk Congratulates New CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure

The management team of BeneLynk offers our congratulations to the newly confirmed CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.  Ms. Brooks-LaSure has extensive public policy experience including time at the Office of Management and Budget, as a congressional staffer, and in the private sector.   This is a deeply important time for CMS as the nation plans its […]

Medicare Advantage plans: What are you doing to plan for the end of the PHE to minimize Medicaid disenrollments?

Like so many individuals and organizations, state Medicaid agencies have experienced challenges during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).  These have been caused by staff transitions to telework, increased volume of applications, adjusting recertification processes to meet the PHE requirements, and the need generally to modify policies and procedures to facilitate access to coverage and […]