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Be on the Lookout for New Medicare Cards (and New Card-Related Scams)

The federal government is issuing new Medicare cards to all Medicare beneficiaries. To prevent fraud and fight identity theft, the new cards will no longer have beneficiaries’ Social Security numbers on Read More

Alzheimers: facts & figures

A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association has some very interesting information and statistics. There are now an estimated 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s dementia. This number is expected Read More

World’s Oldest Person

I saw in the news that the world’s oldest person just passed away at the age of 117. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nabi-tajima-dead-worlds-oldest-person-117/ I am always amazed to hear the stories of people who Read More

Who has the right to decide on funeral and burial?

The fundamental purpose behind estate planning is to ensure that a person’s wishes are carried out and to avoid expensive legal disputes. Planning for funeral arrangements and burial or cremation Read More

Long-Term Care Insurance Policyholder Wins Suit Against Company for Hiking Premiums

A long-term care policyholder has successfully sued her insurance company for breach of contract after the company raised her premiums. At age 56, Margery Newman bought a long-term care insurance policy Read More

Estate Planning for a Cryonics Patient

I have read some information recently from other attorneys on the Internet discussing trust and estate planning for persons intending to undergo cryopreservation. They tend to use terms such as Read More

Medicaid Work Requirement – Ohio Medicaid

A new development for state Medicaid programs is that the states are now allowed to require Medicaid recipients to work, take job training or do community service in order to Read More

A Guidebook to Planning for Old Age

Joy Loverde. Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age. New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 2017. 313 Read More

Estate Planning and Retirement Considerations for Late-in-Life Parents

Older parents are becoming more common, driven in part by changing cultural mores and surrogate motherhood. Comedian and author Steve Martin had his first child at age 67. Singer Billy Read More

Costs of Some New Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Going Down in 2018

While long-term care insurance costs are up in general, some policies are going down in 2018, according to the 2018 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index, an annual report from Read More

Estate Tax and The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Estate Tax: Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress and signed by the President just prior to Christmas, the Federal Estate Tax exemption amount was scheduled Read More

Perpetual Dynasty Trust

“I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, Read More

Ohio Medicaid Figures 2018

The Ohio Department of Medicaid just published the new inflation adjusted figures for 2018 that are important for Medicaid determinations. These new figures are shown below. For a more detailed Read More

Planning for a Child with Special Needs

Americans are living longer than they did in years past, including those with disabilities. According to one count, 730,000 people with developmental disabilities living with caregivers who are 60 or Read More

Three Reasons Why Giving Your House to Your Children Isn’t the Best Way to Protect It From Medicaid

You may be afraid of losing your home if you have to enter a nursing home and apply for Medicaid. While this fear is well-founded, transferring the home to your Read More

GOP Tax Plan Could Deal Blow to Seniors Paying for Long-Term Care

The tax plan put forward by the Republican-led House of Representatives would eliminate many current deductions, and getting rid of one of them in particular could deal a serious financial Read More

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