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Monday August 21, 2017

Finding Money for Long-Term Care
Savvy Living
What resources can you refer me to for long-term care financial help? My 84-year-old mother needs assisted living or nursing home care, but we do not have a lot of money and she does not have long-term care insurance. If your mother does not have a long-term care insurance policy there are several resources you should look into that may help pay for her care depending on her particular circumstances. Medicaid: The first thing to understand is that Medicare (the government health insurance program for seniors 65 and older and individuals with disabilities) does not cover long-term care. This includes nursing home care, the costs of assisted living facilities and home aide services (unless...
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Washington News
In IR-2017-130, the Service continued a summer series of warnings about tax scammers. In this latest scam, a business or nonprofit is targeted in an effort to obtain its employees' Forms W-2. In this scam, the fraudster claims to be an officer of the business or nonprofit. He or she sends an email to a financial or human resources employee. The fraudster tries to trick the employee into sending him or her a list of all employee W-2 forms. With the W-2 forms, the fraudster is able to file tax returns with exact income numbers and request improper refunds. Because the income numbers are correct, it is more difficult for the IRS to discover the fraud. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen stated,...
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Chronic Illness - Care of Your Person
Personal Planner
If you have a chronic illness, your personal planning will need to involve careful consideration of your condition. Many...
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