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How Do Medicaid Rules Differ For Home Care?

It’s no secret most Americans would prefer to remain living at home rather than living in a nursing home if possible. Additionally, home care is usually less expensive than full-time long-term care such as a nursing home...Read More »

What Is The Period of Medicaid Ineligibility and When Does It Begin?

Many people who need long-term care are also reliant on Medicaid to help cover the costs of their long-term care facility. This is because Medicare and most private insurance companies do not cover long-term care, but Medicaid does...Read More »

When It Comes To Medicaid Planning, What Is a Power Of Attorney and Why Have One?

When planning for your financial future, having a power of attorney and planning for the need for Medicaid eligibility are some of the most important tools available in the estate planning process...Read More »

Don’t Make These Costly Medicaid Mistakes When Your Spouse Enters a Nursing Home

When one spouse is entering a nursing home and the other spouse remains healthy, there are many costly mistakes you want to avoid. If the couple is not properly aware of their rights and protections allowed by Medicaid laws, they may quickly deplete their resources and assets, leaving the healthy spouse in a position of facing impoverishment...Read More »

What Family Situations Require Medicaid Planning?

Medicaid planning is the careful use of estate planning tools to help a Medicaid applicant meet Medicaid eligibility guidelines while also protecting their assets from being countable assets. Medicaid requires potential Medicaid beneficiaries to meet set income and asset limits to qualify to receive benefits...Read More »

What Is a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust?

In a perfect world, no one would ever have to worry about how to pay for the cost of long-term care when they need it. Unfortunately, the high costs of long-term care make it difficult for people to save the money they need to pay for care and most people don’t buy and maintain long-term care policies when they are young and well enough to do so...Read More »

What is the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit?

If you are a Veteran who has served our country in the military or armed forces, or if you are the surviving spouse or surviving child of a Veteran, you are entitled to certain benefits and assistance programs offered by the United States as a thank you for your service and sacrifice...Read More »

How Transferring Assets Can Impact Your Medicaid Eligibility in Kansas

Thinking about needing long-term care such as a nursing home or assisted living facility is never a pleasant thought. However, it is an important possibility to consider when planning how you will protect and preserve your assets and legacy for your beneficiaries in the future...Read More »

Why You Need a Skilled Medicaid Planning Attorney on Your Side

Having the guidance of a trusted Medicaid planning lawyer when structuring your assets to preserve them in the future is extremely important. Without a trusted advisor, there are many mistakes you could make that could affect your ability to qualify for Medicaid benefits if you need them in the future...Read More »

What Assets Affect Medicaid Eligibility In Kansas?

Many seniors spent their entire working careers receiving great employer health insurance coverage and never having to think about whether they would qualify for Medicaid benefits. However, as you become a senior and enter into your retirement years, you may find you still need help covering the out-of-pocket expenses Medicare doesn’t provide coverage for, especially if you are faced with a medical condition requiring long-term care...Read More »

How Medicaid Protects Our Seniors

You have worked hard over the years to acquire the assets you have as a senior in retirement. But as you age, you will likely begin to face more serious and more expensive medical needs than you have ever experienced in your past. Protecting your assets is important to maintaining the financial stability of your own future and the legacy you leave behind for your beneficiaries...Read More »

Why Medicaid Planning is So Important

Most seniors depend on Medicare to provide the coverage for their healthcare costs they need to protect their financial stability and assets. However, there are many major healthcare costs Medicare does not cover...Read More »

Qualifying For Medicaid With a 401(k) or IRA

When planning for retirement, it is important to consider all of your financial assets, and to explore any impact those assets have on your eligibility to receive benefits, such as Medicaid. For many individuals, an employer-sponsored retirement plan – 401(k) or Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is the largest asset in their financial portfolio...Read More »

Medicaid Application Assistance

As of August 2018, an estimated 66.7 million Americans were enrolled in Medicaid, according to the latest U.S. government report. Medicaid provides valuable health benefits but the arduous, time consuming application process discourages many qualified individuals from applying for Medicaid assistance all together...Read More »

What is Medicaid Planning

You make plans for weddings, businesses, vacations, retirement, and more. However, healthcare costs can affect every project you have in the works. Even if you're not planning to apply for Medicaid, don't ignore the option. Your family may need it when an unexpected illness or a catastrophic accident results in enormous healthcare costs..Read More »

Tips for Protecting Your Money from Medicaid

As many people are approaching age 65 and beyond, it is more important than ever for baby boomers to consider appropriate strategies to protect their money... Read More »

Getting help with Medicaid planning for special needs trusts

Estate planning is important for all residents of Kansas City, but especially so for those who have a beneficiary withspecial needs. In these situations, an estate plan needs to be carefully tailored, so that the creator’s chosen beneficiary does not lose the important government benefits they need. Many individuals with special needs receive Medicaid. In… Read More »

President Obama names nominee for head of Medicaid and Medicare

Many residents of Kansas City and across the United States rely on Medicare benefits to meet their health care needs, especially senior citizens. Therefore, they may be interested to hear of President Barack Obama’s nominee for head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The President has nominated Andy Slavitt to head the agency… Read More »

Applying for Medicaid benefits in Kansas City

These days, residents of Kansas City are finding their lifespans increasing more than those of their fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers. This could be due to a number of factors, including an increase in awareness about living a healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise and the ever-increasing advancements in medical care. This also means that… Read More »

What benefits may be provided through Medicaid in Kansas?

All states, including Kansas, are responsible for creating and implementing a statewide Medicaid program. These programs determine the types of benefits will be available through the program, in what amounts and for how long, in accordance with federal guidelines. Specifically some types of benefits in general must be included in a state’s Medicaid program, while… Read More »

Medicaid planning in Kansas City can be very complex

Medicaid planning may be a very important part of an estate plan for many residents of Kansas City. However, eligibility for Medicaid can be very complex area of law. The following is a brief overview of two Medicaid eligibility issues. When determining eligibility, the federal Medicaid program takes into account the applicant’s income and other… Read More »

Can Medicaid benefits cover long-term care in an institution?

Many senior citizens in Kansas City who receive Medicaid benefits may wonder what type of care these benefits cover. In some circumstances, Medicaid benefits can be used to pay for certain types of long-term care services. Some of these benefits are referred to as institutional benefits. For purposes of Medicaid benefits, the term “institution” has… Read More »

Eligibility requirements for Medicaid planning

Long-term care planning is something that all Kansas City residents should think about. It benefits not only the individual who will one day be in need of care, but also the families of these individuals who want to see that their loved one’s health and finances are taken care of in their old age. For… Read More »

Medicaid planning for those with a limited income

A previous post here reviewed the general requirements that must be met for an individual to be approved for Medicaid. Medicaid planning is important for many people in Kansas City as part of planning financially for their elder years. There are some specific financial requirements that must be met for an individual to be approved… Read More »

Medicaid planning is complex, consider seeking help

Kansas City residents are living longer these days than ever before. With this, however, comes the increased need for long-term care. As the population gets older, more and more individuals will eventually need to enter a nursing home or receive in-home care. And this care is not cheap. In fact, for residents of Kansas and… Read More »

One’s assets and income can affect Medicaid planning

It is a fact these days that although people are living longer than ever, nursing home care and other types of long-term care can be prohibitively expensive. Have you given much thought about how you will afford such care when the time comes? One option you may want to consider is applying for Medicaid. Medicaid… Read More »