States Brace for Baby Boomer Retirement Age Challenges

There are demographic and cultural shifts occurring in the United States. As the baby boomer generation continues to “gray” the country is changing the way individual states set budgets and health care policies. More attention will be paid to the needs of the post age 50 generation(s). Changing attitudes towards working past the age of [...]

June 30th, 2018|

New Guidance for Special Needs Trusts

Recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released new Program Operating Manual System (POMS) provisions, which are essentially a set of guidelines utilized by eligibility workers processing claims for Social Security benefits that directly relate to special needs trusts. Although we received a peek into what the POMS might look like at the Special Needs Trust Conference last October, advocates [...]

June 19th, 2018|

Major Overhaul of Veteran Care Passed by Senate

President Trump signed legislation Wednesday paving the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs and expanded access for veterans to VA-funded care in the private sector. The bill will expand long-term and post-acute care (LT/PAC) options. Known as S2373, the VA Mission Act of 2018, it includes a provision authorizing the Department of Veterans [...]

June 11th, 2018|