24 07, 2023

Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts (MAPT) in Long-Term Care Planning

2023-07-24T08:13:56-04:00July 24th, 2023|

Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts (MAPTs), also known as Medicaid Planning Trusts or Home Protection Trusts, offer a crucial planning strategy for individuals seeking Medicaid coverage but having excess assets. These specialized trusts provide a means for Medicaid applicants to protect [...]

22 07, 2023

Transferring Parent’s Home Under Medicaid Caregiver Child Exemption

2023-07-24T08:19:27-04:00July 22nd, 2023|

When it comes to caring for elderly parents and securing their long-term care, the caregiver child exemption, also known as the caretaker child exemption, is a valuable option for families. This provision enables seniors to transfer their primary home to [...]

8 05, 2023

How the Debt Ceiling Bill Could Impact Medicaid Enrollees

2023-05-08T02:37:32-04:00May 8th, 2023|

For adults who rely on Medicaid, a bill recently passed by the House may mean holding a job would become necessary to continue accessing benefits. What Is Medicaid? Medicaid is a public benefits program providing health insurance for individuals with [...]

1 05, 2023

Some States Testing Out Medicaid Coverage for Healthy Food

2023-04-30T15:55:38-04:00May 1st, 2023|

Under a federal pilot program, a number of states are using Medicaid funds to cover healthy food costs for Medicaid recipients. Ultimately, the trial program seeks to determine whether nutrition support can help prevent and manage certain chronic illnesses related [...]

3 03, 2023

Becoming a Family Caregiver for an Ailing Loved One

2023-03-02T07:17:19-05:00March 3rd, 2023|

Taking on the responsibility of providing full-time care for an aging or disabled loved one can be a rewarding experience. Being a primary caregiver helps you rest assured that your loved one is receiving compassionate care from someone who will [...]

24 02, 2023

Medicaid Funeral Assistance May Help Pay for Funeral Costs

2023-02-24T02:45:43-05:00February 24th, 2023|

It is an unpleasant thought, but death is a reality we all must face. One way to cope with the loss of a loved one is to be prepared for their final send-off. Funerals are expensive. For Medicaid recipients and [...]

2 02, 2023

How Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person Program Aids Seniors

2023-02-02T16:38:47-05:00February 2nd, 2023|

Congress established the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program to provide states with federal funding to help seniors who are receiving care in institutions but want to live at home. However, it is not a permanent program and is [...]

17 12, 2022

Report: Lower Prices for Generics Via Online Pharmacies

2022-12-17T16:30:00-05:00December 17th, 2022|

For people who rely on multiple medications, the expenses accumulate. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, eight out of 10 adults say prescription medication costs are unreasonable. Three in 10 adults on four or more drugs report difficulty affording them [...]

10 12, 2022

Medicaid Renewals Resuming: The Information Gap

2022-12-10T16:33:11-05:00December 10th, 2022|

Recent findings show an information gap among Medicaid recipients regarding the need to re-enroll for benefits after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends. Medicaid recipients are inconsistently informed about the end of the PHE and its effect on their health insurance benefits in terms [...]

7 12, 2022

What Is the Difference Between Medicaid and Medicare?

2022-12-07T16:32:21-05:00December 7th, 2022|

Although Medicaid and Medicare are both public health insurance programs, they have essential differences. Medicare is a federal program for older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with end-stage renal failure. Medicaid is federal-state assistance for those with limited incomes. [...]