Brett Howell, the founder of the Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm, specializes in helping Michigan families protect their estates. Whether you are worried about nursing home expenses that cost approximately $9,000.00 per month, assisted living expenses, having your estate avoid probate court or planning for a special needs child or grandchild, Brett has helped thousands of families obtain peace of mind when faced with such issues. Often this involves qualifying for Medicaid or VA benefits, creating a trust for an estate or a special needs trust for a disabled loved one. If you are dealing with any of these issues, contact our office for a confidential consultation to discuss your concerns with Brett – you will be glad (and relieved) you did.
A recent Bloomberg View article explores the implications of General Electric’s multi-billion dollar losses from its long term care insurance unit and the challenge of caring for an aging population. In “What’s Bad for GE Will Be Worse for America”, the article opines: “General Electric’s multi-billion-dollar loss in a unit that sold long-term-care insurance is a blow from which the iconic company is still reeling. But it’s also a harbinger of a much greater challenge for so
Despite the use of health care services remaining constant or even declining, spending on health care by Americans who get insurance through work accelerated in 2016. According to the Wall Street Journal, this increase is likely due to rising prices. Research conducted by the Health Care Cost Institute found that there was a 4.6% increase in spending per person in 2016. This is in comparison to a 4.1% increase in 2015 and less than 3% increase in 2014 and 2013. Niall Brennan,
Scam artists never stop trying to think of ways to take advantage of others. Unfortunately, because the elderly tend to be more trusting, they often are a prime target. To help protect seniors, The Senate Committee on Aging has released its report identifying the 10 scams targeting seniors: IRS Impersonation Scams. Robocalls and Unsolicited Phone Calls. Sweepstakes Scams/Jamaican Lottery Scams. “Can You Hear Me?” Scams. Grandparent Scams. Computer Tech Support Scam. Romance