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Mysteries of Medicare: What’s New for 2021?

Medicare costs:

-Part B (medical) premium increased to $148.50/month.
-Part B deductible increased to $203/year.
-Part D (drugs) premiums, deductibles and copay vary by plan.
-Part D coverage gap (formerly doughnut hole) starts when drug costs reach $4130. 
  Copay is 25% of cost until reaching catastrophic coverage level at $6550.
-Insulin Savings Plan limits Part D copays for insulin dependent diabetics.
-Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) levels moved up to allow more 
  income before additional Parts B and D premium charges apply.

Other changes:
-Telehealth coverage expanded to cover more physician services.
-Acupuncture is now a covered service.
-Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans now allow End Stage Renal (ESRD) patients to enroll.
-Supplemental benefits expanded for some MA plans.
-FDA approved COVID-19 testing, vaccines and some treatments are covered services, 
most without copays.

More details are available on the APPRISE website
Or, by calling the APPRISE Help line 610-344-5004. A certified counselor will call you back.

Spotted lanternfly
 (SLF) is an invasive insect that has spread throughout Pennsylvania since its discovery in Berks County in 2014. SLF feeds on the plant sap of many different plants including grapevines, maples, black walnut, and other important plants in PA. If you see SLF, help us stop it in its tracks! To report a sighting, use our reporting tool below or call our hotline at 1-888-422-3359.

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Dear Borough Residents,

Due to the sharp increase in the county and the local community spread of COVID-19, Borough Hall will close to the public, except by appointment, beginning today, December 10th at 12pm until further notice. All Borough functions will continue as usual, staff are working and able to be reached by phone: (610) 444-6020 and by email. Please stay safe, wear your mask, wash your hands and be socially distant - 6 feet apart.

Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19.


Estimados residentes del municipio,

Debido al fuerte aumento en el condado y la propagación de COVID-19 en la comunidad local, Borough Hall cerrará al público, excepto con cita previa, a partir de hoy, 10 de diciembre a las 12 pm hasta nuevo aviso. Todas las funciones del municipio continuarán como de costumbre, el personal está trabajando y puede ser contactado por teléfono: (610) 444-6020 y por correo electrónico. Por favor, manténgase seguro, use su máscara, lávese las manos y manténgase a una distancia social, a una distancia de 6 pies.

Gracias por hacer su parte para detener la propagación de COVID-19.

Press Release - Kennett Square Borough Manager Steps Down

Spotted Lantern Flys 

As if 2020 wasn’t bad enough, the #SpottedLanternfly hasn’t gone anywhere. You’ll start seeing them turning from black to RED nymphs soon, and as adults with wings before you know it. Whatever stage they’re in, please REPORT every sighting.

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Chester County Complete Count Committee to Raise Awareness about 2020 Census

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