While dual eligibles can enroll over summer and winter, open enrollment for Medicare Advantage for 2014 officially starts on October 1st. Affinity first entered the Medicare market in 2007 in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The addition of the Medicare line of business expanded the populace that Affinity serves, which ranges from babies to old adults now. On 1st October, at 10:00am, Affinity will join with community people to celebrate the expansion of its health program offerings with Affinity Community Time, a ribbon-cutting and celebration ceremony at an Affinity Community Service Middle in Brooklyn, 2230D Church Avenue. Each is welcome. Local elected officials, community leaders, NY residents and Affinity employees will enjoy music, food and entertainment, and reap the benefits of free multilingual health insurance counseling and resources..However, RDNs are not sufficiently covered to supply the same treatment as offered in the recommendations. The Academy helps the new guidelines put out by the AHA and ACA. However, if we are really seriously interested in tackling our nation's greatest killers, then we must get serious about coverage. The discrepancy between our expert guidelines and national insurance coverage must be rectified, McCollum said. At this point, just a fraction of the suggestions stated in the rules are covered by insurance.