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Important Medicaid Alert



Individuals who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid will be receiving correspondence from the New York State Department of Health ("DOH"), regarding a program called Fully Integrated Dual Advantage ("FIDA").  This is a program that packages all of your Medicare and Medicaid benefits into one Managed Care Plan. 

What You Need to Know 

  • FIDA plans may not be your best option and must be researched.
  • You will be automatically enrolled 90 days after receipt of the correspondence from the DOH if you do not act.
  • You are permitted to OPT-OUT of FIDA enrollment depending on your current coverage.
  • If you are enrolled in FIDA, your spouse could lose medical coverage if s/he is currently covered under your private health insurance through a retirement plan. 

Please contact our office immediately if you receive correspondence from the New York State Department of Health regarding FIDA.  


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Cona Elder Law is a full service law firm based in Melville, LI. Our firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care facility representation. We are proud to have been recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled negotiating skills unendingly driven toward our paramount objective - satisfying the needs of our clients.

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