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Elder Law Changes

Elder Law Changes

know the laws and the numbers Beginning in 2014, there were some changes to a variety of laws that may interest elders and their loved ones. The following updated laws are particularly relevant for seniors and their families who are attempting to plan for the future. Gift and Estate Taxes: The annual gift tax exclusion continues at $14,000. This means a wealthy relative can give away gifts totaling $14,000 per year, per individual, and the benefactor will not incur a […]

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Two Words that Cost Thousands in Medicare Bills – NBC News

Great coverage on the topic of "under observation" and the impact it can have on our clients. It’s not something they teach doctors in medical school. And it’s probably not something you’d know[...]

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AARP launches video series to mark Medicare’s 48th anniversary

AARP is launching a three-part video series to mark Medicare’s 48th anniversary. The goal of the videos is to shift the Washington dialogue toward commonsense solutions and away from Medicare[...]

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Report Drop in Hospitalizations and Rehospitalizations among Medicare Beneficiaries

A new report suggests that communities where hospitals, other health care providers, and community services work together to coordinate evidence-based hospital discharges and provide better support[...]

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Survey Reveals Future of Medicare is No. 1 Worry for Seniors

A national survey of seniors finds that the future of Medicare is their No. 1 concern. At the same time, nearly three out of four (71 percent) would pay more to keep their coverage, according to the[...]

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Settlement Eases Rules for Some Medicare Patients

A New York Times article details the a proposed settlement of a nationwide class-action lawsuit, the administration has agreed to scrap a decades-old practice that required many beneficiaries to show[...]

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107 charged in seven cities with Medicare fraud

(AP) — Federal authorities charged 107 doctors, nurses and social workers in seven cities with Medicare fraud Wednesday in a nationwide crackdown on unrelated scams that allegedly billed the[...]

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Social Security and Medicare Trustees Release Reports

The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare release their annual financial reports today. An aging population and an economy that has been slow to rebound are straining the long-term[...]

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Fast Medicare Coverage Even When You’re Not Retired

Fast Medicare Coverage Even When You’re Not Retired
By George McConnell, Social Security Administration Deputy Area Director You’ve made your decision: although you’re eligible to collect Social Security payments, you’re going to keep working[...]

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