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What Is a Miller Trust?

In some states (called "income cap" states), Medicaid applicants who have excess income can qualify for Medicaid only if they put the excess in a special trust, called a "Miller" trust or a "Qualified Income Trust.

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Study Finds That the Need for Long-Term Care Insurance May Be Overstated

A new study by Boston College's Center for Retirement Research indicates that purchasing long-term care insurance makes financial sense for fewer individuals than was previously believed. 

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Medicare Premium Rise Lower Than Expected

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has announced the 2013 Medicare premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances ...

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Elder Law Attorneys to Present Free Webinar on What to Expect from Trump and the New Congress

Four nationally known elder law attorneys will present a free webinar on the new legislative and legal landscape followiing the election of President Trump and identify planning and other steps older Americans can take to preserve quality of health care and quality of life.

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Amy Winehouse's Death Illustrates the Importance of a Will

Amy Winehouse had many ups and downs during her short life, but it appears she had the foresight to leave behind an ...

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ElderLaw 101

How Much Long-Term Care Insurance Should You Purchase?

A number of considerations go into how much long-term care insurance any consumer should buy. 

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Disinheriting a Relative Can Be Complicated

You may feel that you have given one child more during your life, so he or she should get less in your will.

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Make Sure Your Plan Beneficiary Choices Are Up to Date

Many people periodically update their wills or other estate plans, but don't remember to update who will receive distributions from their retirement plans.

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