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How Medicare and Employer Coverage Coordinate

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          Medicare benefits start at age 65, but many people continue working past that age, either by choice or need. It is important to understand how Medicare and employer coverage work together.   Depending on your … Continue reading






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Relief From Medicare’s Part B Late Enrollment Penalty Offered to Some

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            Medicare is offering relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part A and had coverage through the individual marketplace. For a short time, these individuals will be able to enroll … Continue reading






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New Protections for Nursing Home Residents

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      New Obama-era rules designed to give nursing home residents more control of their care are gradually going into effect. The rules give residents more options regarding meals and visitation as well as make changes to discharge and … Continue reading






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Visiting Someone with Memory Loss

          By Dan Kuhn, LCSW, Vice President of Education, All Trust Home Care   This month we are please to share an article written by our good friend, Dan Kuhn, who is the Vice President of … Continue reading






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Short-Term Care Insurance: An Alternative to the Long-Term Care Variety

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A little-known insurance option can be an answer for some people who might need care but are unable to buy long-term care insurance. Short-term care insurance provides coverage for nursing home or home care for one year or less. As … Continue reading






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Study Finds That Social Security Workers Often Provide Incomplete Information

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Americans are misinformed about many aspects of Social Security, and local Social Security offices may not be helping, according to a study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The study found that the Social Security field offices often did not … Continue reading






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Dispute Between Brothers Demonstrates Need to Plan for Long-Term Care

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A recent New Jersey appeals court case demonstrates how important it is for families to come up with a long-term care plan before an emergency strikes. The case involves two brothers who got into a fight over whether to place … Continue reading






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Adding to Uncertainty for Scam Targets, the IRS Now Allows Private Debt Collectors to Dun Taxpayers

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          In a move that could be confusing to seniors who are vulnerable to scams, the IRS will begin using private debt collection agencies to collect past-due taxes. The new program will begin in April 2017. … Continue reading






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Aging Drivers and the Law

Senior Driving Laws

      For better or for worse, our current culture is very car-dependant; in many places, cars are the only convenient link to the outside world. Unfortunately, as people age, driving can become more difficult and more dangerous. The … Continue reading






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Four Provisions People Forget to Include in Their Estate Plan

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Even if you’ve created an estate plan, are you sure you included everything you need to? There are certain provisions that people often forget to put in in a will or estate plan that can have a big impact on … Continue reading






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