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States May Now Extend Medicaid's Spousal Protections to Same-Sex Partners

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced it will now permit states to give Medicaid...

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Federal Government Is Getting Rid of Popular Reverse Mortgage Option

The federal government is eliminating its most popular reverse mortgage.

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How Bad Off Is the Nursing Home Industry?

Some nursing homes are reaping profits at the same time that many are cutting back on care workers ... 

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Court Approves Use of Short-Term Annuities for Medicaid Planning

A federal appeals court has ruled that Medicaid officials must accept applicants' short-term annuities, providing more certainty for Medicaid applicants' use of this important planning tool. 

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Using Annuities for Long-Term Care Planning

Insurance agents and financial institutions often advertise annuities as the perfect way to generate retirement income.

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Should an Annuity Be Part of Your Retirement Planning?

Annuities can be valuable retirement and longevity planning tools, but they are complex financial products that can be misused. 

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ElderLaw 101

Kinds of Trusts

Trusts fall into two basic categories: testamentary and inter vivos.

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Whitney Houston's Estate Plan Illustrates Use of Testamentary Trust

Whitney Houston's tragic death provides an example of how a trust that takes effect upon death can work ... 

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