It may be impossible to prevent relatives from fighting over your will entirely, but there are steps you can take to try to minimize squabbles and ensure your intentions are carried out.
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A new Medicare rule will promote earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Medicare will now reimburse primary care doctors who conduct an Alzheimer’s evaluation and offer information about care planning to elderly patients with cognitive impairment.
Taxpayers with long-term care insurance policies can deduct some of their premiums from their income. Whether you can use the deduction requires comparing your medical expenses to your income in a complicated formula.
Medicare Advantage plans are a popular alternative to regular Medicare because the plans often offer lower out-of-pocket costs, but buyers need to make sure they know what they are paying for.
Are your Medicare plans still working for you? Medicare’s open enrollment period, in which you can enroll in or switch plans, runs from October 15 to December 7.
Workers in some states will soon have another option to save for retirement. Several states are establishing state-run retirement plans for workers who do not have a plan through their employer.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing the amount taxpayers can deduct from their 2017 taxes as a result of buying long-term care insurance.
Social Security benefits will rise only slightly in 2017. This follows no increase in benefits in 2016 and small increases for many of the previous years.
The one tax you may be able to avoid or minimize most through planning is the tax on capital gains. Here’s what you need to know to do such planning.
I was recently asked by a social worker what legal planning her client should do now that she has been diagnosed with cancer. My response applies not only to those with a cancer diagnosis but also to others who are experiencing other health issues as they age. There are four main areas to work on: selection of… Read More »