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Category Archives: Medicaid Connecticut

What You Need to Know for 2018: Medicare and Medicaid Connecticut Figures

Date - 10th Jan, 2018   |   Time - 5:45   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Medicare and Medicaid recipients will notice some changes to their benefits in 2018. People becoming eligible for Medicare this year should be aware of the costs associated with each service. Medicaid costs vary by state. Here are some of the significant 2018 Medicare figures and Medicaid information for Connecticut.   Medicare Part A Costs In […]

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Michael Steinberg Speaks with the Huffington Post about the Medicaid Application Process

Date - 1st Jan, 2018   |   Time - 2:26   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Our own Michael Steinberg was featured in a Huffington Post article earlier this month. He offers information and advice on the two eligibility categories related to Medicaid applications: clinical eligibility and financial eligibility. Clinical Eligibility Individuals over 21 can be deemed eligible for Medicaid services related to skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and long-term care. Clinical or […]

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Important News Regarding Client Stock Resources

Date - 25th Sep, 2017   |   Time - 6:05   |   Author - Senior-Planning

MetLife Spins Off Brighthouse Financial MetLife completed a spin-off of Brighthouse Financial, their US retail life insurance and annuity business.This important news must be considered for Medicaid spend down calculations for anyone applying for Medicaid benefits. You probably know that stocks are counted as a resource. Stock spin offs may increase the number of stocks […]

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Health Care Benefits in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Date - 20th Jul, 2017   |   Time - 5:55   |   Author - Senior-Planning

  The Ins and Outs of Coverage Provided for the Resident Is the time approaching when you or a loved will need to enter a nursing facility? How will you pay for it? The options are confusing and can be overwhelming. You are not alone. Thousands of people enter nursing care facilities every month with […]

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Updated: Connecticut Medicaid and Medicare Metrics 2016

Date - 15th Sep, 2016   |   Time - 3:59   |   Author - Senior-Planning

2016 Connecticut Medicaid and Medicare Metrics Each state has its own unique Medicaid guidelines, and figuring out the exact numbers can be very confusing. The amounts have once again been updated for 2016, but there’s no need to worry about whether or not you’re going to be able to figure out the new standards. They’ve […]

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Medicaid Liens and Estate Recovery

Date - 10th Aug, 2015   |   Time - 7:31   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Medicaid liens may only be placed on the estates of a deceased Medicaid recipient whom at the time that they received the care was 55 or older or permanently institutionalized. The amount of the Medicaid lien corresponds to the amount of money Medicaid had paid for the care and needs of the deceased Medicaid recipient […]

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Is There A Difference Between Medicare And Medicaid?

Date - 18th Mar, 2015   |   Time - 7:23   |   Author - Senior-Planning

The answer is a resounding Yes. Medicare is health insurance that pays for doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, certain medical equipment and short term rehab. Medicare is available to individuals who are over the age of 65, and younger people who are disabled. Medicare also requires that the individual be a resident of the United States for […]

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Obtaining Medicaid Coverage For A Homeless Individual

Date - 27th Feb, 2015   |   Time - 3:43   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Naomi, a Senior Planning Services caseworker, related her experience in trying to obtain Medicaid coverage for an individual who had no family support and was homeless for a period of time. Additionally, he had poor memory and gathering necessary information changed a simple caseworker into an investigative detective. Ultimately, Naomi achieves the impossible: a Medicaid […]

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Obtaining Title 19 Eligibility For A Client

Date - 17th Feb, 2015   |   Time - 4:47   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Rachel, a Senior Planning Services Case Worker’s experience in obtaining Title 19 Eligibility for a client. Medicaid does not allow gifting to family and friends within the five years prior to Medicaid eligibility. Yet, there are a few small exceptions, one which is very relevant to the following case study. Medicaid allows monies to be […]

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The Basics – Life Estate

Date - 22nd Jan, 2015   |   Time - 5:11   |   Author - Senior-Planning

  What is a Life Estate? Purchasing a life estate means that you legally assign full ownership of your property to another person as the “remainderman” while you retain the rights to live and/or collect rental income from the property during your lifetime as a “life tenant.” A common scenario of a life estate is […]

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