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Elder Law Anniversary

I just finished celebrating my 20th year of certification as an elder law specialist by the National Elder Law Foundation. The time has gone by quickly. It seems like just Read More

Senior health care costs misconceptions

This recent article has a good short summary about health care costs for the elderly dealing with Medicare, Medicaid and long term care. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/24/upshot/misconceptions-about-health-costs-when-youre-older.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FElderly&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=search&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection Read More

Ohio Medicaid 2019 figures

Ohio just released the 2019 inflation adjusted figures for Medicaid eligibility determinations. Some of the more important numbers are as follows: CSRA maximum $126,420CSRA minimum $ 25,282Special income level $2313/moIncome standard Read More

VA law transfer rule changes

The seminar described below on November 7 will present the recent changes to VA law affecting eligibility for the Aid & Attendance benefit. The most dramatic change is the enactment Read More

Continuing Education Seminars

The following continuing education seminars are scheduled for insurance agents, financial planning professionals and CPA’s. These seminars are continuing education seminars for credit and are not for consumers or clients. ASSET Read More

It’s Now Harder for Veterans to Qualify for Long-Term Care Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has finalized new rules that make it more difficult to qualify for long-term care benefits. The rules establish an asset limit, a look-back period, Read More

Aretha Franklin’s Lack of a Will Could Cause Huge Problems

According to court documents, legendary singer Aretha Franklin did not have a will when she died, opening up her estate to public scrutiny and potential problems. Failing to create an estate Read More

Ranking of States Health Care

You may be interested in a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation that ranks the States in terms of quality of health care. Ohio made number 19 in the Read More

Fear of Losing Home to Medicaid Contributed to Elder Abuse Case

A California daughter and granddaughter's fear of losing their home to Medicaid may have contributed to a severe case of elder abuse. If the pair had consulted with an elder Read More

Medicare Extends Deadline for Relief from Part B Penalties

Medicare is extending its offer of relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part A and had coverage through the individual marketplace. Beneficiaries who qualify will Read More

The Little-Known Tax on Roth 401(k) Distributions

Employee retirement savings plans come in two main flavors: the traditional 401(k) and the Roth 401(k). The benefit of a Roth 401(k) over a traditional 401(k) after retirement is that Read More

When Can an Adult Child Be Liable for a Parent’s Nursing Home Bill?

Although a nursing home cannot require a child to be personally liable for their parent's nursing home bill, there are circumstances in which children can end up having to pay. This Read More

Court Overturns Obama Rule Protecting Investors Saving for Retirement

A U.S. court of appeal has struck down a Department of Labor (DOL) rule that was intended to prevent financial advisers from steering their clients to bad retirement investments, but Read More

Problems With Guardianship System Is Focus of John Oliver Show

John Oliver recently highlighted problems with the guardianship system on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The comedian provided a scary and funny explanation of how guardianship Read More

New Brokerage Account Safeguards Aim to Protect Seniors From Financial Scams

New rules have been put in place to protect seniors with brokerage accounts from financial scams that could drain theaccounts before anyone notices. As the population ages, elder financial abuse is a Read More

Medicare coverage for nursing homes

The Medicare standard for coverage of skilled care in a nursing facility has long been understood to continue only until the patient is no longer improving. Usually, this is about Read More

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