Federally Compliant Delaware Driver’s License Deadline Set
Delaware driver’s license and non-driver’s identification (ID) holders are being asked to check whether they have a gold star in the top right corner of their license or ID. If a gold star is not there, the license/ID is not “Real ID” federally compliant.
Beginning Thursday, October 1, anyone who does not have a federally compliant credential will not be able to board a domestic flight without carrying additional identifying information. They may also be denied access to federal buildings and more.
Those whose credentials have a gold star in the top right corner are among the 72 percent of Delaware residents who hold a Real ID credential that meets all standards for federal compliance.
To upgrade a driver’s license or identification card, Delawareans must go to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). For a complete list of acceptable documentation and more information, go to secureid.dmv.de.gov. In Sussex County, the DMV is at 23737 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, and hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 12 to 8 p.m., Wednesday. ▼
Always Check Medicare Summaries
Just as people are willing to check bank accounts and protect their credit cards from hacking or abuse, Medicare recipients must be willing to keep a close eye on the billing information on their Medicare Summary Notices, or MSNs. The way to do this is to review the MSNs that arrive quarterly.
Every three months Medicare.gov sends recipients a multi-page document. Because this document states that it is not a bill, many do not read the rest of the document. It is critical that Medicare recipients read their MSNs carefully and check the listed services for accuracy. To find any errors, individuals must keep accurate records of all doctor visits, lab, x-ray, and other services along with dates.
If an entry appears to be incorrect or questionable, the first thing the Medicare recipient should do is call the provider to ask about the service. If providers are unwilling to make a change or refuses to speak about the billing then call Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).
SMP will be hosting presentations at local libraries. Contact the Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-800-223-9074 or visit smpresource.org. ▼
Welcome to Baltimore Avenue!
Aladdin Market will be opening their new space in the Village by the Sea Shops at the Baltimore Avenue end soon. The space was recently occupied by All Dried Out. The market is relocating to downtown Rehoboth from their Tenley Court location which opened in 2013.
Owner Jamil Ahmad is from Jordan and the market is known for its variety of European, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean selection of cheeses, spices, nuts, and housewares. With the new location they will be expanding their merchandise. ▼