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Proposed Regulations Under SECURE Act: How Beneficiaries May be Impacted

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”) made significant changes to the required minimum distributions rules related to certain tax-deferred retirement accounts after…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), a day dedicated to providing a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons and adults with disabilities. First recognized…

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Can You Visit Nursing Home Residents After They are Vaccinated?

COVID vaccines are starting to roll out to nursing homes across the country, signaling the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Once your loved one has had both doses…

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Southeast Renewable Energy Summit

Director Cliona Mary Robb will be participating on a Virginia-specific panel during this year’s Southeast Renewable Energy Summit hosted in Charlotte, NC November 16-18. This annual networking summit brings together…

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Don’t Let Medicare Open Enrollment Go By Without Reassessing Your Options

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, during which you can freely enroll in or switch plans, runs from October 15 to December 7. Don’t let this period slip by without shopping around…

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New Minimum Wage Requirements

Virginia will be raising the hourly minimum wage. Absent an unexpected and unlikely change, the new law will take effect on May 1, 2021. As originally passed by the General…

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Understanding Tenancy: The Different Ways to Co-Own Property

When two or more individuals own property — whether it’s a condominium- a home- or a piece of land — the relationship between the owners is very important. The form of…

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About to Turn 65? Your Health Insurer May Be Automatically Enrolling You in Its Own Medicare Plan

As people approach age 65- they should be thinking about their Medicare enrollment choices- including whether to sign up for traditional Medicare or with a Medicare Advantage plan- and if…

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How Will the New Tax Law Affect You?

While most of the new tax law – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – has to do with reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent- some…

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Understanding Medicare’s Hospice Benefit

Medicare’s hospice benefit covers any care that is reasonable and necessary for easing the course of a terminal illness. It is one of Medicare’s most comprehensive benefits and can be…