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Welcome to the blog of R. F. Meyer & Associates, where we share company news and informative articles related to our Elder Law, Probate and Estate Planning legal practice.

How to Fix a Required Minimum Distribution Mistake

How to Fix a Required Minimum Distribution Mistake

The rules around required minimum distributions from retirement accounts are confusing, and it’s easy to slip up. Fortunately, if you do make a mistake, there are steps you can take to fix the error and possibly avoid a stiff penalty.   If you have a tax-deferred...

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Modest Social Security increase on tap for 2021

Modest Social Security increase on tap for 2021

The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.3 percent rise in benefits in 2021, an increase even smaller than last year’s. Cost-of-living increases are tied to the consumer price index, and a modest upturn in inflation rates and gas prices means Social...

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Newsletter urges estate planning checkup

Newsletter urges estate planning checkup

Dear Clients and Referral Partners, Earlier today we issued our November 2020 edition of the R. F. Meyer & Associates e-newsletter. If you did not receive it by email, please find a link below to download the full PDF version from our website. With the calendar...

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Medicare May Cover Extra 100 Days of Skilled Nursing

Medicare May Cover Extra 100 Days of Skilled Nursing

The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly devastating for nursing homes and their residents. Aside from the tragically disproportionate loss of life, care for surviving residents has been delayed or interrupted due to infection, facility lockdowns or other health...

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Support the re-election of Probate Judge Montgomery

Support the re-election of Probate Judge Montgomery

Dear Clients and Referral Partners, With just eight days until Election Day, it is estimated that more than 25 percent of the vote in Ohio already has been cast in early in-person and absentee voting. But should you be among those still planning to head to the polls...

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Medicare Plan Open Enrollment Runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7

Medicare Plan Open Enrollment Runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7

Medicare's Open Enrollment Period, during which you can freely enroll in or switch plans, runs from October 15 to December 7. Now is the time to start shopping around to see whether your current choices are still the best ones for you.   During this period you may...

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Our October 2020 client newsletter is now available

Our October 2020 client newsletter is now available

It's time to plan your Medicare choices for next year. Earlier today, we released our October 2020 client e-newsletter from R. F. Meyer & Associates. It starts with an article on the 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment period, which this year runs from Oct. 15 through...

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Which Nursing Home Review System Should You Trust?

Which Nursing Home Review System Should You Trust?

Choosing a nursing home for a loved one is a difficult decision and it can only be made more confusing by the various rating systems. A recent study found that using both Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare site and user reviews can help with the decision making. The...

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Reverse Mortgages: A Way to Remain at Home Longer

Reverse Mortgages: A Way to Remain at Home Longer

Under our "system" of paying for long-term care, you may be able to qualify for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care, but in most states there's little public assistance for home care. Most people want to stay at home as long as possible, but few can afford the high...

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