Little Known Law May Help Seniors Needing Long Term Care
On August 17, 2006, President George W. Bush signed into law the Pension Protection Act of 2006. The average American probably never heard of the law but some provisions in that law, which became effective in 2010, can be a real boon to Americans struggling to find ways to
Uneven Inheritance – To Tell or Not to Tell
“I want to leave more to one child than another”, the client will tell me. In some cases one child is more financially established than another. Or maybe one child has special needs, whether diagnosed or not. When I ask whether this has been disclosed to either child the answer often
Using Your Own Money to Pay for Long Term Care – the Better Way? Part 2
Last week I was talking about the difficulties in funding long term care through long term care insurance or Medicaid. Insurance companies are getting out of the long term care market entirely or drastically raising premiums. Medicaid, the primary government program that covers long term care, is still a
Using Your Own Money to Pay for Long Term Care – the Better Way?
As I always explain to people, there are 3 ways to pay for long term care. One way is to use your own money. A second source is long term care insurance and the third is government benefits – primarily Medicaid and the VA Aid and Attendance program. I