More Medicare Recipients Now Eligible for VA Benefits

Last week, the President signed the Blue Water Navy Veterans Act into law.  This legislation is the result of decades of arguments about how to treat sailors, Marines, and other United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War in boats off the coast of Vietnam, but who did not set foot in Vietnam.  […]

BeneLynk Launches New, Comprehensive Social Determinants of Health Website

This week we launched a new website at www.BeneLynk.com.  When we started BeneLynk in January of 2016, our goal was to build a comprehensive Social Determinant of Health (SDOH) solution.  Our first step toward that goal, was a product to close a blind-spot for MA plans, understanding the care their veteran members receive through the […]

Dual Eligible Advocacy: A Key Social Determinant of Health Service

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are all the talk in managed care now.  Behind all the buzz, is the big question — how do we understand and impact SDOH? Understanding SDOH starts with engaging Medicare Advantage members in conversation, and impacting SDOH is about linking them with select benefits and services. For low-income seniors there […]

The Department of Veterans Affairs: One Combat Veteran’s Perspective.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has different meanings to different people and can stir a wide array of emotions. For Veterans like myself, personal experience in accessing benefits is an important determinant of how the VA is viewed. The VA has a wide range of benefits including VA Home Loans, GI Bill tuition […]