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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 – December 7

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Medicare Annual Enrollment Period October 15 – December 7

Fall is the time for Medicare beneficiaries to explore their options regarding traditional Medicare, Part D prescription drug plans and Part C Medicare Advantage plans. The Annual Coordinated Election Period (ACEP) starts on October 15th and ends on December 7th. This means that Medicare beneficiaries have to analyze their options and make choices by December… Read More »

Part B and the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

Today the Social Security Administration announced that, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation numbers released today, there will be no Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2016. The announcement makes official the assumption underlying the 2015 Medicare Trustees Report premium and deductible projections for 2016. According to the 2015 Medicare Trustees Report, Part B… Read More »

Fall 2015 Estate Planning Newsletter

Click here to access the Stubbins, Watson & Bryan Co., L.P.A. Fall 2015 Estate Planning Newsletter.

Fall 2015 Elder Law Newsletter

Click here to access the Stubbins, Watson & Bryan Co., L.P.A. Fall 2015 Elder Law Newsletter.

Woman’s Efforts to Change Will Without Professional Assistance Backfire

Just as making a will without the help of a qualified attorney can be dangerous, trying to change an existing will on your own can fail as well.  A recent court decision in Minnesota serves as a cautionary reminder to anyone thinking of altering their estate plan on their own. Click here for more information.

Area Agency on Aging Region 9 – Caregiver Connection Newsletter

The Fall Edition of the Area Agency on Aging Region 9 – Caregiver Connection Newsletter is now available by clicking here. This issue contains very useful information about how to cope with caregiver stress, caregiver support groups, how to help prevent falls and other valuable resources for caregivers.

How to use Medicaid & Veterans Benefits to pay for home health, assisted living or nursing home care

Click here for more information about this program at the Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 11:00 am. – Attorney Michael T. Bryan will be the featured speaker.

Veterans Benefits Are Available for Nursing Home Care

Veterans Benefits Are Available for Home Health, Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care As a veteran, you deserve to be cared for in a safe, comfortable environment. However, long-term elder care is expensive. If you are unsure how you will pay for it, you should know about a Veterans Administration (VA) benefit called Improved Pension… Read More »

Lung Cancer Screening Approved for Certain Medicare Recipients

In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the government will start paying for specific Medicare recipients to get lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans. Although many hospitals in Ohio have been offering screening for high risk individuals at a discount, it can still be pricy. This update from Medicare… Read More »

Should I Have a Living Trust?

When creating an estate plan, you have a lot of important decisions to make. What happens to your assets after you die depends on the choices you make now. Depending on your circumstances, creating a living trust in addition to your will can be your best option. Most people know what a will is: a… Read More »