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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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Dealing with Prior Gifts in the Case of a Married Couple

POSTED ON - July 3, 2019

Written By Dale Krause, J.D., LL.M.

In the case of a couple, where a prior gift does not afford immediate Medicaid eligibility, is there a perfect plan for spending down?  Yes, there is!   Assume the following:  Robert and Nancy reside […]

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Partial Cure Issues In Practice: Clarifying the Confusion that Ails You

POSTED ON - June 12, 2019

Written By Scott Engstrom J.D.

This blog tackles the issue of partial cures. More specifically, this blog addresses confusion about how a partial cure plan operates, when a partial cure plan may be used, and situations that do not constitute […]

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Questions about Planning for Medicaid, Part 2

POSTED ON - April 24, 2019

Written By Krause Financial Services

  This is the second in a two-part blog post which answers popular questions many people ask when they start planning for Medicaid benefits.   What appeal rights are available? If your client has been […]

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