December 19, 2017
NYLAG is proud to lend our name to a letter urging Congress to pass the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act by year’s end. This bi-partisan, bi-cameral legislation is urgently needed to modernize and simplify enrollment in Medicare Part B, a cumbersome and confusing process for the 10,0000 people who become eligible for Medicare every day. Its passage will ensure that many retirees and people with disabilities no longer face gaps in coverage and barriers to care continuity because of honest enrollment mistakes. The Act presents an important opportunity for Congress to advance commonsense, low-cost reforms that are in the best interest of the many millions of Americans who will soon come to rely on Medicare.