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20 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ABLE ACCOUNTS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA On December 16, 2014, Congress enacted and the President has signed an Act known as Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014.[1] This Act is to provide a tax-favored account, similar to a 529 Plan, for individuals with disabilities to pay for qualified expenses. Highlights of…

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IS THE BIPARTISAN BUDGET ACT OF 2013 THE DEATH OF AHLBORN?

Article by Thomas D. Begley Jr. As a condition of Medicaid eligibility, a Medicaid applicant is required to assign to the state any rights to payment of medical care from any third party.[1]  If the individual fails to pursue the claim, the state has the option of pursuing it.  Federal law requires that each state…

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Resolving Your Nursing Home’s Medicaid Application Challenges – Special Report

Case Study 1: Private funds exhausted – Medicaid denied Bill has been a resident at the Forget-Me-Not Nursing Home for 18 months. After 12 months, Bill’s private pay funds were exhausted and the Medicaid coordinator at the nursing home filed an application on his behalf. Bill’s wife, Linda, was not cooperative in providing the required financial information….

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What other medical insurance options are available for my client after he has received a personal injury settlement?

The previous blog discussed the importance of ensuring that plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits obtain the best possible medical coverage. This blog continues the discussion and focuses on other medical insurance that may be available. This includes: • Medicare. A person receiving SSDI for two years will receive Medicare. It is important to obtain a…

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