Section Newsletter Articles on Medicare and Medicaid
Practice Alert: Special issues in the social security disability case—COBRA & Medicare, aka, Snake Oil Medicine
General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm
, March 2007
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Amendment Act of 1985 (COBRA) added ERISA Title I, Part 6, requiring that the sponsor of a group health plan make continuation coverage available to employees, spouses, ex-spouses, dependents, and others for periods of 18 to 36 months following an event that might otherwise result in loss of coverage.
Spousal elections in Medicaid planning
, February 2007
Elder law practitioners experienced in Medicaid planning should be familiar with the spousal impoverishment provisions of the Medicaid program.
Introduction to OBRA ’93 Self-settled Special Needs Trusts
, May 2006
Self-settled Special Needs Trusts are an important tool to use to qualify an individual for public benefits such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or subsidized housing when he could not otherwise qualify for these benefits because his assets exceed certain threshold limits.
, November 2005
Small estate affidavit revision. Last year’s increase for small estate affidavits to $100,000 from $50,000 applies to all documents executed after August 6, 2004, regardless of when the decedent died, pursuant to Public Act 94-57.