How to Reverse Medicare Surcharges When Your Income Changes

Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

What happens if you are a high-income Medicare beneficiary who is paying a surcharge on your premiums and then your income changes? If your circumstances change, you can reverse those surcharges. Higher-income Medicare beneficiaries (individuals who earn more than $85,000) pay higher Part B and prescription drug benefit premiums than lower-income Medicare beneficiaries. The extra […]

Digital Assets Raise Estate Planning Questions

Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

More and more, we are conducting our business on the Internet, whether that’s online banking, shopping at Amazon and other sites, uploading documents and files to the “cloud,” posting videos on YouTube, or communicating with high school classmates via Facebook. So, what happens to all of our accounts and files when we become incapacitated or […]

Four Provisions People Forget to Include in Their Estate Plan

Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

Even if you’ve created an estate plan, are you sure you included everything you need to? There are certain provisions that people often forget to put in in a will or estate plan that can have a big impact on your family. Alternate Beneficiaries One of the most important things your estate plan should include […]

Take These Three Steps When Your Child Turns 18

Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

If your child has reached the teenage years, you may already feel as though you are losing control of her life. This is legally true once your child reaches the age of 18 because then the state considers your child to be an adult with the legal right to govern his or her own life. […]

Florida Nursing Home Tragedy Causes Rethinking of Disaster Preparedness

Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

The recent tragedy in which ten Florida nursing home residents died when the nursing home lost power during Hurricane Irma is causing government officials to rethink disaster planning. In response to the deaths, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a new emergency rule, requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the state to have generators […]

Uh Oh Irma! Hurricane Season is here – How to protect and prepare!

Estate Planning, Wills And Trusts

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. But follow these steps to make sure you are prepared: If your original, signed documents are not in a safety deposit box try the following safe places to store them. They need to be in a watertight container of some sort and put it up high […]