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Trump Delays Rule That Retirement Advisers Put Their Client's Interests Ahead of Their Own

Posted on: March 5th, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order calling for a review of the so-called fiduciary rule, which was intended to prevent financial advisers from steering their clients to bad retirement investments by requiring advisers to act in the best interests of their clients....

Beware of Non-Lawyers Offering Medicaid Planning Advice

Posted on: July 1st, 2016
In recent years a number of non-lawyers have started businesses offering Medicaid planning services to seniors. While using one of these services may be cheaper than hiring a lawyer, the overall costs may be far greater....

Problems with Guardianship Abuse Leading to Calls for Reform

Posted on: April 2nd, 2016
A growing problem with adult guardianship abuse is causing calls to reform the system. Vulnerable elderly can get caught in the guardianship system, being harmed and exploited by the very process that is supposed to protect them....

10 Ways the Elderly Can Avoid Financial Abuse

Posted on: April 1st, 2016
Increased dependency due to illness, disability or cognitive impairments can make seniors susceptible to financial abuse. Nest eggs accumulated over decades also often make seniors attractive targets for predators, whether the predator is an offshore bogus sweepstakes or a care provider who sees an opportunity to be paid more than an hourly wage....

Your Right to Refills If Medicare Drops Coverage of Your Drugs

Posted on: March 4th, 2016
Medicare prescription drug plans can change which drugs they cover, leaving you without coverage for a drug you need. Or you may switch plans into a plan that doesn't cover your medication. In these circumstances, Medicare drug plans are required to offer you a 30-day transition supply of the drug you were taking....

New Rules Will Make It Harder to Qualify for Long-Term Care Help From the VA

Posted on: November 8th, 2015
The Veteran's Administration (VA) offers a pension benefit to low-income veterans (or their spouses) who are in nursing homes or who need help at home with everyday tasks like dressing or bathing. ...
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