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Congress Fixes Some, But Not All, Medicare Enrollment Problems

Tucked in the federal spending bill that passed at the end of December 2020 are some changes aimed at simplifying Medicare enrollment and addressing coverage gaps. But Congress chose not…

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What is Long-Term Care and Who Provides It?

Long-term care is the care you need if you can’t perform daily activities on your own for an extended period of time. There are a number of different ways that…

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The Top Eight Mistakes People Make With Medicaid

Medicaid planning can be a difficult and confusing process. The following are some common mistakes people make when planning to apply for Medicaid. Thinking it’s too late to plan. It’s…

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Annual Long-Term Care Survey Finds Steep Rise in Assisted Living Facility Costs Amid Pandemic

All long-term care costs rose sharply in 2020, but assisted living facility costs increased the most, according to Genworth’s latest annual Cost of Care Survey. The across-the-board rises were due…

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COVID-19 Safety Standards

Virginia has adopted permanent COVID-19 safety rules for employers that will remain in effect as long as the Commonwealth remains in a state of emergency.  When that ends, the Safety…

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Michael J. Quinan Inducted as Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation

Congratulations to Michael J. Quinan on being inducted as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation! Nominated confidentially by their peers, Virginia Law Foundation Fellows are recognized for leadership in…

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What Is Critical Illness Insurance and Is It Worth Buying?

Many employers offer critical illness insurance as part of their benefit package. What is this insurance and is it worth purchasing? Before paying for a plan, you should read the…

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Who Should Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

Buying long-term care insurance is one way to protect against the high cost of long-term care. However, this type of insurance may not be for everyone, so consider all your…

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A Lawyer’s Role in Medicaid Planning

Do you need an attorney for even “simple” Medicaid planning? This depends on your situation, but in most cases, the prudent answer would be “yes.” The social worker at your…

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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…