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CMS Releases Key Medicare Figures for 2021

Posted on November 23, 2020 by

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently released key Medicare figures for 2021 that will affect all elderly and disabled individuals who receive program benefits.  This notice summarizes the changes and their impact on various benefits. As is normally the case, Medicare deductibles and premiums have  increased for 2021.  Many deductibles and co-pays […]

Medicaid Minute: Uncertain Times Lead to Leniency in Rules

Posted on November 12, 2020 by

Wisconsin’s Medicaid rules have been temporarily adjusted amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  In her video, Elder Law Attorney Jessica Merkel explains a few scenarios where Medicaid recipients will not lose their Medicaid benefits despite that under normal circumstances they would have.

Ruder Ware’s Elder Law Team Continues to Recognize National Special Needs Law Month – Part 2

Posted on October 26, 2020 by

Our Elder Law Team continues their recognition of October as National Special Needs Law Month, with Elder Law Attorney Jessica Merkel’s second part of this two part series addressing what special needs planning entails. Previously, Jessica focused on the legal planning for an individual with special needs.  In today’s post, she talks about the legal planning […]

Ruder Ware’s Elder Law Team Recognizes National Special Needs Law Month – Part 1

Posted on October 12, 2020 by

In recognition of October as National Special Needs Law Month, Elder Law Attorney Jessica Merkel presents this two part series addressing what special needs planning really is. Today, in Part One, Jessica focuses on the legal planning for an individual with special needs.  Stay tuned for Part Two which will focus on legal planning steps […]

Ruder Ware’s Elder Law Team Recognizes World Alzheimer’s Day

Posted on September 21, 2020 by

In recognition of today, September 21, 2020, being World Alzheimer’s Day and September being World Alzheimer’s Month, Elder Law Attorney Jessica Merkel addresses the importance of Alzheimer’s awareness in elder law in a special post.

Medicaid Minute: Joint Accounts – Half Mine & Half Yours?

Posted on September 16, 2020 by

My name is Attorney Jessica Merkel and this is Ruder Ware’s Medicaid Minute.  This week, we’re here to talk about joint accounts in relation to Wisconsin’s Medicaid rules.  A client was telling me about how she’s been a joint owner on her mom’s bank accounts for about the past eight years.  Her mom was recently […]

Medicaid Minute: Wisconsin’s Medicaid Rules Regarding Vehicles

Posted on August 31, 2020 by

My name is Attorney Jessica Merkel and this is Ruder Ware’s Medicaid Minute.  This week we’re talking about Wisconsin Medicaid rules related to vehicles.  My client’s father was going to be going into the nursing home and wanted to apply for Medicaid.  They’d heard that there were things called exempt and non-exempt assets and they […]

Medicaid Minute: Can I Pay My Daughter?

Posted on August 18, 2020 by

My name is attorney Jessica Merkel and this is Ruder Ware’s Medicaid Minute. This week, we’re here to talk about paying relatives for their services in relation to Wisconsin’s Medicaid rules. For instance, some of my clients will ask me if they can pay their daughter for providing care to them. Others will ask about […]