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We’re pleased to announce Evolutions in Design is the 2020 winner of the Ruder Ware Innovator Award in Memory of G. Lane Ware.
Happy New Year! As we move into 2021, we know that many of you are considering whether to require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination. The current COVID-19 vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization (“EUA”) from the Food and Drug Administration. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) governs the conditions of emergency use […]
Attorney Ashley Hawley closes out Ruder Ware’s honoring of National Estate Planning Awareness Week with an informative post on financial powers of attorney. The concept of a financial power of attorney is that you draft a document naming an agent who can to step into your shoes to make financial decisions on your behalf.
In this month’s Medicaid Minute, Elder Law Attorney Jessica Merkel answers the question of what to do if you or a loved one received a notice from Medicaid stating your monthly cost of care may rise in February. She covered this topic in a previous Medicaid Minute from November 12, going back to April of […]
UPDATE: Our July 28, 2020, post informed you that the Wisconsin Medicaid divisor would remain unchanged in 2020. As we enter 2021, the Medicaid divisor will now be changed as follows. These changes are effective as of January 1, 2021. New daily average divisor = $303.38 New monthly average divisor = $9,227.81 If you have […]
On the evening of December 21, 2020 the House and Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”), a 5,593 page bill that funds the federal government for the next fiscal year and provides long anticipated COVID-19 pandemic relief to individuals and businesses. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation shortly. It is […]
In this month’s Medicaid Minute, Elder Law Attorney Aric Burch explores Medicaid and holiday gift giving. Our Elder Law Team works with clients who have questions about divestment exceptions or how their gift may be viewed by the IRS or Medicaid.
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, medical, and moving expenses for 2021, and the decrease in rates reflect the decrease in the fixed and variable costs of operating a vehicle. Effective January 1, 2021, the optional standard mileage rates […]
On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which President Trump is expected to sign. The Act does not extend the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The FFCRA mandated leave is still set to expire on December 31, 2020. In 2021, covered employers (less than 500 employees) can choose to continue […]