Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019

The organizers of a recent public forum in East Chicago join us to talk about the efforts to coordinate Veterans Affairs healthcare benefits with those from Medicare.
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Today:  Northwest Indiana resident and insurance agent Areceli Corona and retired Army Reserve Colonel Cullen Wright talk about a recent public forum at the American Legion post in East Chicago that focused on the coordination of Veterans Affairs healthcare benefits with those benefits coming from the Medicare program.  Corona says combining VA healthcare with Medicare can be confusing -- and not registering for either benefit has financial implications.

We bring back our conversation with Cheryl Mason, the director of the Department of Veterans Affairs's disability appeals board, about the new appeals process now in place.  And northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer joins us to talk about the "Secure Act," a bill now moving through Congress that aims to bring some of the biggest changes that Americans will see in decades to their private retirement plans.

We also bring back our conversation with Tyrus Joseforsky, the organizer of this weekend's Hometown Counry Jam" country music festival, to be held at the historic Brickie Bowl in Hobart.  At least four acts, including a northwest Indiana band, and a national act will perform on the stage in the all-day festival that's been set up at the former high school football field.