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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.

The Consumer Sales Practices Act

Chapter 1345 of the Ohio Revised Code is known as the Consumer Sales Practices Act (“CSPA”). CSPA applies to a “consumer transaction,” which is defined, in short, as a (1) sale, lease, or other transfer of a (2) good or service (3) to an individual (4) for a primarily personal, family, or household purpose. CSPA is designed to protect consumers against… Read More »

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.

Buying or Selling a Business – The Purchase Agreement

Maybe you are looking to become a business owner, expand your current business, or transition into retirement. Under any of these scenarios, there is a whole host of things to consider: How should you go about it? How do you protect your family? How do you minimize liability going forward? How do you minimize the tax implications? If you are… Read More »

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. – https://www.facebook.com/events/1676759922552861/ Attorney Michael T. Bryan will be the featured speaker.

The Lease: What to Consider

There are ways to generate income from real estate, other than by selling it. For example, you can lease or license it to another person or business for a certain use. Whether you have a lease or license is important in determining your rights as the property owner. As with any contract, if there is… Read More »