Medicare Medicaid Blog Category

19
Mar
Medicare Medicaid

My Spouse Needs a Nursing Home. What Will That Mean for Me?

The rules for Medicaid are complex, but they are complex for a reason. Medicaid works to prevent the healthy spouse (the “community spouse”) from being pushed into poverty by the ...

30
Dec
Medicare Medicaid

2020 CMS Updates from Van Dyck Law Group-What You Need to Know

Every year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) releases the updated Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payments for the upcoming year. Here are the updates for 2020: 2020 Medicare ...

14
Mar
Medicare Medicaid

Trying to Shield Assets from Medicaid? Think Again.

“How can I shield assets from Medicaid eligibility tests?” Protection of assets from Medicaid is central to any estate or elder planning, but it’s harder than it sounds to protect ...

14
Mar
Medicare Medicaid

Do You Know What’s NOT Covered by Medicare?

Most individuals can put in for Medicare three months before the month they turn 65. There are two parts to it: unhelpfully labeled Part A and Part B. Essentially, Part ...

13
Mar
Medicare Medicaid

Will My College Savings Be Counted as an Asset for Medicaid?

The short answer is, unfortunately, it depends. The factors are the type of account where you keep the savings, how you funded the account,  when you funded the account, and ...

13
Mar
Medicare Medicaid

Will My Medicare Premiums Go Up Next Year?

“A new surcharge tier will kick in for 2019 for people with the highest incomes.” The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has recently announced that most seniors will pay ...

12
Mar
Medicare Medicaid

What Doesn’t Medicare Cover?

“It’s important to understand that Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage.” Medicare Part A and Part B are also known as ...

12
Mar
Medicare Medicaid

Figuring Out What You’ll Get from Medicare This Year

“The maze of government rules can create unexpected outcomes. That’s certainly the case for 2018 Medicare premiums.” The standard Part B premium remains $134 a month, but many beneficiaries will ...

12
Mar
Medicare Medicaid

Navigating Medicaid Planning

“Whether a variable annuity is a good option, depends on all sorts of related financial considerations, including other sources of income in retirement and your individual situation and goals.” CNBC recently ...

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