Category: Medicaid

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Closes Division of Family Resources Offices

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has closed its Division of Family Resources offices to the public until further notice.  The FSSA is responsible for administering public benefit programs in Indiana, including Medicaid, SNAP, and TANF. While the DFR’s physical locations are closed, online and telephone services will continue to operate as normal.  […]

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What Can You Do to Protect Your Loved One in a Nursing Home During the Pandemic?

As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable to the disease. How to try to ensure that your loved one stays healthy? The first thing you can do is research the nursing home. While you likely made inquiries before your loved one moved in, you may not […]

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Medicare and Medicaid Will Cover Coronavirus Testing

With coronavirus dominating news coverage and creating alarm, it is important to know that Medicare and Medicaid will cover tests for the virus. The department of Health and Human Services has designated the test for the new strain of coronavirus (officially called COVID-19) an essential health benefit. This designation means that Medicare and Medicaid will […]

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Why You Need to Plan Early for Long-Term Care

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least 70 percent of people over age 65 will require some long-term care services at some point in their lives. Care expenses are high.  According to Genworth Financial, the average cost of a room in a nursing home in 2019 in the State of […]

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The Value of the Attorney in Medicaid Planning and Medicaid Applications

Should you involve an attorney for even “simple” Medicaid planning or a “simple” Medicaid application?  This depends on your situation, but it has been our experience that in most cases, the prudent answer would be “yes.” The Medicaid program began as the government health care program for individuals who were of minimal means and needed […]

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5 Questions to Ask Before Making Gifts for Medicaid or Tax Planning

Many seniors consider transferring assets for estate and long-term care planning purposes, or just to help out children and grandchildren. Gifts and transfers to a trust often make a lot of sense. They can save money in taxes and long-term care expenditures, and they can help out family members in need and serve as expressions […]

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