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What to Do With Your Stimulus Check if You Are in a Nursing Home

As the second (and maybe third) round of stimulus checks go out, it is important to know that nursing home residents are not required to turn their checks over to…

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Biden Administration Considering Changes to Estate Tax and Stepped-Up Basis Rule

A new administration usually means that tax code changes are coming. While it remains unclear exactly what tax changes President Biden’s administration will usher in, two possibilities are that it will…

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Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations

Right now, a surprising number of eligible workers are declining to be vaccinated, with a similar percentage indicating that they will refuse once they become eligible.  Depending upon whose numbers…

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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…