New York Long Term Care Trust Act – Part 2
In last week’s post I wrote about a bill introduced in New York that we may eventually see in New Jersey. Modeled after a Washington state law, if passed it would mandate a payroll tax on all employees to cover an insurance policy that will provide coverage for their long term
New York Long Term Care Trust Act – Part 1
A bill introduced in the New York Senate may be something to pay attention to here in New Jersey. The law is titled the “New York Long Term Care Trust Act” and is modeled after a similar law passed in the State of Washington last year, although attempting to avoid that
Required Minimum Distributions – Part 2
In last week’s blog post I covered the basics of how required minimum distribution (RMD) rules work for IRAs and other tax deferred retirement accounts. To summarize you must take out a minimum amount from your account each year. That’s RMD and it starts in the year you turn
What Medicaid Covers – Part 2
In last week’s post I was telling you about a call I received revealing a very common misconception about Medicaid. Julie will lose her alimony payments in 6 months, dropping her income from $5000 per month down to $1000 per month. She is 69 years old and
The Continuing Rise in Long Term Care Premiums
A few years ago I wrote about the number of clients calling our office who are getting notices of substantial rate increases on their long term care insurance policies. Since then it has been a problem that has only increased in frequency. An article this week in
Trumpcare – What Does It Mean for Long Term Care?
As is a majority of the country, I am watching with great interest the development of President Trump and the Republican party’s proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare. As an eldercare attorney focused on helping families figure out how to pay for long term care, someone asked me the
John Hancock Latest to Drop Long Term Care
Two weeks ago John Hancock, one of the largest providers of long term care insurance announced it is withdrawing from the market. It will stop selling new long term care insurance policies. John Hancock currently has sold more than 1.2 million policies nationwide. What does it all mean? Hancock
Terminal Illness and Chronic Care Rider – A Substitute for Long Term Care Insurance?
Mary is considering the purchase of a life insurance based long term care insurance product, which she expressed an interest in after reading about it on my blog. Mary then said to me that her life insurance agent quoted her a premium on a life insurance policy with a