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Elder Abuse Signs for Lawyers to Know

POSTED ON - October 16, 2020

Written By Andrea Gage-Michaels, J.D., M.D.R.

  The CDC estimates that one out of every ten people age 60 and older who live at home have experienced elder abuse. And that number may be much higher, since elder abuse often goes […]
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Making Inroads with Out of Office Messages

POSTED ON - November 3, 2020

Written By Andrea Gage-Michaels, J.D., M.D.R.

Thank you for your e-mail. Please note that I leave the office each day at 3:00 p.m. during the school year to spend the afternoon with my children, Ava Grayce (12) and Mason Michael (6).  […]

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Elder Abuse Signs for Lawyers to Know

POSTED ON - October 16, 2020

Written By Andrea Gage-Michaels, J.D., M.D.R.

  The CDC estimates that one out of every ten people age 60 and older who live at home have experienced elder abuse. And that number may be much higher, since elder abuse often goes […]

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The Attorney’s Guide to Completing the Medicaid Application

POSTED ON - October 12, 2020

Written By Katie Camann

  At the end of every Medicaid plan comes the Medicaid application. Although each state has its own application, the overall process for filling it out remains consistent. Let’s dig into the process of preparing […]

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Lawyers on the Move: 5 Tips for Opening a New Office During a Pandemic

POSTED ON - September 15, 2020

Written By Andrea Gage-Michaels, J.D., M.D.R.

Planning can help you avoid delays and start helping clients sooner. So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and open your own law firm, even during a pandemic. While your friends and family might gasp […]

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Another “Name on the Check Rule” Win in Wisconsin

POSTED ON - August 13, 2020

Written By Amy Beacham

Chances are, if you’ve used a Medicaid Compliant Annuity (MCA) in Medicaid planning for senior clients, you’ve probably heard of the “Name on the Check Rule” strategy. This strategy is based on a rule used […]

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How Does a Reverse Mortgage Affect Medicaid?

POSTED ON - July 29, 2020

Written By Katie Camann

  Do you have clients who are considering a reverse mortgage? If so, it’s important for you to understand how reverse mortgages can impact Medicaid eligibility so you can advise them accordingly. Let’s explore this […]

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“Name on the Check Rule” Win in Indiana

POSTED ON - July 6, 2020

Written By Amy Beacham

In a breaking decision out of Indiana, the state’s Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the “Name on The Check Rule” on a case where a Medicaid applicant was denied benefits due to having […]

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Proposed Michigan Policy Change: Transfers to SBO Trusts to be Evaluated for Divestment

POSTED ON - June 25, 2020

Written By Scott Engstrom J.D.

  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued a proposed rule that would evaluate transfers by a Medicaid applicant or their spouse to a trust established for the benefit of the […]

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