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The Importance of Deadlines in Fair Hearing Cases: An Example Out of Alabama

POSTED ON - January 27, 2020

Written By Scott Engstrom, J.D.

A recent case out of Alabama illustrates just how important the procedural rules are to the fair hearing process. The case also serves as a prime example of why an elder law attorney should be […]

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How does the SECURE Act Affect Your Clients?

POSTED ON - December 30, 2019

Written By Krause Financial Services

  One of the main aspects of the SECURE Act, which was signed into law earlier this month, affects how beneficiaries receive money from inherited retirement accounts. The new rule stipulates beneficiaries of qualified retirement […]

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How to Use the “Name on the Check Rule” for Medicaid Planning with IRAs

POSTED ON - December 20, 2019

Written By Krause Financial Services

  When Medicaid planning, it can be difficult to develop a clear-cut plan that works for your client’s specific situation. Fortunately, we provide multiple different strategies and solutions designed for unique cases, even those involving […]

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Lookback Period vs. Penalty Period in Medicaid

POSTED ON - November 8, 2019

Written By Krause Financial Services

  In order to be eligible for Medicaid, individuals must meet certain financial and health criteria. As a part of the financial requirements, Medicaid applicants must be below a certain asset limit. Many may be […]

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Medicare vs. Medicaid: How Does Each Program Fit into Long-Term Care?

POSTED ON - October 24, 2019

Written By Krause Financial Services

  Do you have clients that are planning for long-term care? If so, you’ve probably received countless inquiries about the terms and programs involved, which can be incredibly puzzling for many individuals. Medicare and Medicaid […]

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RMDs and IRAs: Identifying Options for Inherited Retirement Accounts

POSTED ON - August 27, 2019

Written By Scott Engstrom, J.D.

When a person inherits an Individual Retirement Account (“IRA”), there is often an initial panic. “I know IRAs have special tax rules – what can I do with this money?” is a common refrain. The […]

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Adding Elder Law to Your Estate Planning Practice

POSTED ON - August 9, 2019

Written By Scott Engstrom, J.D.

If you already have a thriving estate planning law practice, elder law can serve as a rewarding revenue stream that does not require a seismic shift in thinking or how your firm operates. While estate […]

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Understanding Guaranty Associations: What you and Your Clients Need to Know Before Purchasing Insurance Products

POSTED ON - July 24, 2019

Written By Krause Financial Services

An insurance guaranty association is essentially an insurance company for the insurance company. If the insurance company becomes unable to pay their policyholders or claimants, this guaranty association would step in to make sure these […]

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