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Key Dates for Healthcare.gov

Get health coverage for 2018 during Healthcare.gov open enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment is from October 15 until December 7.

2017 SSDI and SSI Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)

In 2017, there will be small changes to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) based on the cost of living.

2017 Medicare Costs

For 2017, Medicare has adjusted some of the expenses that Medicare beneficiaries pay.

Key Dates for Healthcare.gov

Get health coverage for 2017 during Healthcare.gov open enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment is from October 15 until December 7.

AHCCCS KidsCare Now Covers More Kids!

More children 18 and younger now qualify for AHCCCS coverage

ABLE Accounts Have Arrived

DB101 can help you see whether the nation’s first ABLE program might help you build assets while keeping benefits

U.S. Department of Education to Forgive the Student Loan Debt of People with Disabilities

If you have a disability and have federal student loan debt, you can apply to have your debt forgiven and may get a letter about this.

No SSDI and SSI Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) in 2016

In 2016, there will be no changes to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) based on the cost of living.

2016 Medicare Costs

For 2016, Medicare has adjusted some of its expenses, but the Part B premium won't change for most people.

Key Dates for Healthcare.gov Enrollment

Get health coverage for 2016 during Healthcare.gov open enrollment.

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment is from October 15 until December 7.

New! "My DB101" Features

My DB101 makes it easier to save your favorite DB101 pages, mini-tools, and Calculator sessions.

New DB101 Parent Focus Articles

DB101’s new Parent Focus articles look at specific issues faced by the parents of young people with disabilities.

The ABLE Act Will Help People with Disabilities Build More Assets

This new law will let people with disabilities save up money in special accounts that have tax advantages and won’t count towards benefits programs resource limits.

2015 SSDI and SSI Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)

In 2015, small adjustments will be made to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) based on changes in the cost of living.

New Medicare Premium Amounts for 2015

For 2015, Medicare has adjusted some of the premiums and other expenses that Medicare beneficiaries pay.

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare open enrollment is from October 15 – December 7.

Key Dates for Healthcare.gov

Important dates are coming up for enrollment in Healthcare.gov.

The Faces and Facts of Disability

Social Security has a new media campaign about SSDI.

Find the Right Coverage for You on DB101

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The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act

The Kaiser Family Foundation has produced a video explaining the most important changes coming with the Affordable Care Act in 2014.

Texting Scam Targets Users of Social Security's Direct Express Debit Card

A texting scam has targeted people who use a Direct Express debit card to collect their Social Security benefits. People are being fooled into revealing their account numbers and PINs.

Check out the New HealthCare.gov

HealthCare.gov can help you understand how health coverage is changing.

New Medicare Premium Amounts for 2013

For 2013, Medicare has adjusted some of the premiums and other expenses that Medicare beneficiaries pay.

Social Security adds 35 conditions to the Compassionate Allowances Program

There are now a total of 200 Compassionate Allowances to help people with serious medical conditions get Social Security disability benefits more quickly.

The Department of Defense Increases Hiring of People with Disabilities

People with disabilities now make up 14% of civilian hires at the Department of Defense (DOD). DOD and other federal agencies have been using diverse strategies to find good employees with disabilities.

Senators and Governors Focus on Increasing the Employment of People with Disabilities

The U.S. Senate recently released a report looking at the current state of employment for people with disabilities and making policy recommendations to increase employment. At the same time, the National Governors Association announced a new focus on expanding employment for people with disabilities, making it a top priority.

Major Companies and Government Launch Initiative for Disability Employment

Executives from more than a dozen major companies met with high-level elected officials from Congress and state governments to discuss disability employment and plan an ongoing project to increase employment of people with disabilities in the private sector.

Important New Features on the Social Security Website Make Understanding and Applying for Disability Benefits Easier

The Social Security Administration (SSA) website now lets you provide an electronic signature for Form SSA-827 (Authorization to Disclose Information to Social Security) when you apply for benefits and it lets you check your earnings and benefit information online.

Two-year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

It's been two years since the Affordable Care Act was signed by President Obama. Since then, our health care system has improved in many ways.

What Benefits Am I on Now?

How can I find out what my current Social Security disability benefits are? You can request a Benefits Planning Query (BPQY) from Social Security that summarizes your current benefits situation.