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May is Mental Health Month

Your mental health includes how you think, feel and act, as well as your emotional and social well-being. Mental health can change over time, depending on factors like workload, stress and work-life balance. Mental Health Awareness Month is a national movement in May to increase awareness about mental health, fight the stigma, celebrate recovery, and support Americans with mental illness and their families. The observance was established by Mental Health America in 1949. This article explores mental health in America and ways you can care for your mental health, take steps toward recovery and support others. Mental Health in America Millions of people in the United States are affected by mental illness each year. In fact, mental illnesses are some of the most common health conditions in the United States. Consider the following statistics from the

National Alliance on Mental Illness:
• One in 5 adults will experience a mental illness
in a given year.
• One in 25 adults lives with a serious mental
illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or
major depression.
• Nearly 50% of people with a mental illness
receive treatment.

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2024 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

On October 12, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2024 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs, and the 2024 Medicare Part D income-related monthly adjustment amounts.

The Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) help more than 10 million people with coverage of Medicare premiums and, in most cases, other cost sharing. In their continued efforts to improve access to health care and lower costs for millions of Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through CMS, recently finalized a rule to streamline enrollment in MSPs, making coverage more affordable for an estimated 860,000 people. In addition, the Part D low‑income subsidy (LIS) helps pay for … to continue reading click here.