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8 Mistakes People Make With Medicaid Transfer

8 Mistakes People Make With Medicaid Transfer

Medicaid planning can be a difficult and confusing process. The following are some common mistakes people make when planning to apply for Medicaid. Thinking it's too late to plan. It's almost never too late to take planning steps, even after a senior has moved to a...

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Survey: Assisted Living Care Costs Rise Sharply Amid Pandemic

Survey: Assisted Living Care Costs Rise Sharply Amid Pandemic

All long-term care costs rose sharply in 2020, but assisted living facility costs increased the most, according to Genworth’s latest annual Cost of Care Survey. The across-the-board rises were due in part to increased costs brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. In...

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February newsletter covers long-term care, Medicaid mistakes

February newsletter covers long-term care, Medicaid mistakes

Earlier today we issued our February 2021 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. We have four interesting articles in this month’s...

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Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

Buying long-term care insurance is one way to protect against the high cost of long-term care. However, this type of insurance may not be for everyone, so consider all your options. To purchase long-term care – care in a nursing home or at home -- you can pay in four...

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Medicaid Planning: The Attorney’s Role

Medicaid Planning: The Attorney’s Role

Do you need an attorney for even "simple" Medicaid planning? This depends on your situation, but in most cases, the prudent answer would be "yes." The social worker at your mother's nursing home assigned to assist in preparing a Medicaid application for your mother...

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After Vaccines, Can You Visit Nursing Home Residents?

After Vaccines, Can You Visit Nursing Home Residents?

COVID vaccines are starting to roll out to nursing homes across the country, signaling the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Once your loved one has had both doses of the vaccine, you may be able to visit, but precautions are still necessary.  The federal...

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New Year Begins With Hope, January 2021

New Year Begins With Hope, January 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to the January 2021 e-newsletter from R. F. Meyer & Associates. Earlier today we issued our January 2021 edition of the R. F. Meyer & Associates e-newsletter. If you did not receive it by email, please find a link below to download...

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Immediate Annuities and Medicaid Planning

Immediate Annuities and Medicaid Planning

In some circumstances, immediate annuities can be ideal Medicaid planning tools for spouses of nursing home residents. Careful planning is needed to make sure an annuity will work for you or your spouse. An immediate annuity, in its simplest form, is a contract with...

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Medicare Premiums to Increase Slightly in 2021

Medicare Premiums to Increase Slightly in 2021

Medicare premiums are set to rise a modest amount next year, but still cut into any Social Security gains. The basic monthly premium will increase $3.90, from $144.60 a month to $148.50. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the premium and...

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