The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased to $97,455 a year, up 5.5 percent from 2016, according to Genworth’s 2017 Cost of Care survey, which the insurer conducts annually. Genworth reports … Read more
Iowa officials are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to waive the requirement that the state provide three months of retroactive Medicaid coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients. CMS is currently accepting comments about this proposal.
Medicaid law allows … Read more
Phyllis has been named the Des Moines Women’s Reciprocity Group “Member of the Year” for 2017. Congratulations, Phyllis!… Read more
No one wants to think about his or her death, but a little preparation in the form of a prepaid funeral contract can be useful. In addition to helping your family after your death, a prepaid funeral contract can be … Read more
Reversing a lower court, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that two Medicaid applicants’ trusts were not available assets even though the applicants retained the right to use the houses that were put into the trusts. Daley v. Secretary of the Executive … Read more
Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise. If an adult becomes incapable of making responsible decisions due to a mental disability, the court will appoint a substitute decision … Read more
The decision to move a spouse into a nursing home is one many couples have to face. Taking the time to prepare in advance can help alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty that comes with this process. Here’s an … Read more
If you’ve owned a business, you know it’s a decision you’ll ultimately have to face: how can business succession planning help you make a graceful exit?
When I turn 70 at the end of 2017, I will officially retire. However, … Read more