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Under current Medicaid policy, what you don’t know about care contracts might actually hurt you. The definition of what is considered a care contract under Medicaid policy is broad. Currently, any arrangement under which an individual is paying for health […]
On July 2, 2013, the Governor signed into law 2013 Public Act 98 which made some very significant changes to Michigan’s Inland Lakes & Streams and Wetlands Protection Acts which are known as “part 301” and “part 303,” respectively, of […]
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. There are programs available that can help offset costs for families, but it’s crucial to have accurate information about legal and financial planning before making any […]
Nine days before the December 1, 2016, effective date, a federal district court in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction against implementation of the United States Department of Labor’s new rules which would dramatically increase the salary thresholds for most […]
It seems that for the foreseeable future, the federal estate tax will continue to affect only the very wealthy Americans. The currently high federal estate tax exemption, coupled with the portability feature, means that for most Americans, the federal estate […]
This week, attorney Marlaine C. Teahan hosted a seminar, “Get Your Ducks In A Row,” with with Certified Financial PlannersTM David Shotwell and Beth Baer of Shotwell Rutter Baer, and with Diana B. Mitchell, CPA, CSEP, Senior Tax Manager at Maner […]
The IRS has just released its 2017 annual inflation adjustments, in which it announced that the dollar limitation under Code section 125 on voluntary employee salary reductions for contribution to health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) is increasing to $2,600. […]
A new rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on September 28 prohibits nursing homes that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding from including binding arbitration clauses within their admissions contracts.