November 2017 Posts

  • How to Reverse Medicare Surcharges When Your Income Changes

    What happens if you are a high-income Medicare beneficiary who is paying a surcharge on your premiums and then your income changes? If your circumstances change, you can reverse those surcharges....
  • Social Security Beneficiaries Will Receive a 2% Increase in 2018

    In 2018, Social Security recipients will get their largest cost of living increase in benefits since 2012, but the additional income will likely be largely eaten up by higher Medicare Part B premiums....
  • Use Your Will to Dictate How to Pay Your Debts

    The main purpose of a will is to direct where your assets will go after you die, but it can also be used to instruct your heirs how to pay your debts....
  • What To Do When a Loved One Passes Away

    Whether your spouse has just passed away or you have lost your mom or dad, the emotional trauma of losing a loved one often comes with a bewildering array of financial and legal issues demanding attention. ...
  • Florida Nursing Home Tragedy Causes Rethinking of Disaster Preparedness

    The recent tragedy in which 12 Florida nursing home residents died when the facility lost power during Hurricane Irma is causing government officials to rethink disaster planning....
  • Nursing Home Costs Rise Sharply in 2017

    The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased to $97,455 a year, up 5.5 percent from 2016, according to Genworth's 2017 Cost of Care survey, which the insurer conducts annually. ...
  • New Yorker Article Highlights Abuses in the Guardianship System

    Serious problems with the public guardianship system in the United States can lead to elder abuse, according to an in-depth article in The New Yorker titled “How the Elderly Lose their Rights.” ...
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