New Medicare Advantage Plan Benefits Have Limited Availability

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[The following article was published by Kaiser Health News and is republished here with its permission. Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, which is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.] Trumpeted New Medicare Advantage Benefits Will Be Hard For Seniors To […]

Social Security Payments to Increase 2.8%

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The Social Security Administration has announced that payments to retired and disabled beneficiaries will increase by 2.8%in 2019. This inflation adjustment is intended to offset the higher costs-of-living encountered by beneficiaries. The increase is effective in January 2019 for retirement benefits. Social Security is the major source of income for most of the elderly. The […]

New PA Laws of Interest to Older Adults

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The ending of the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Legislative session has resulted in  the enactment of a flurry of new laws. Some may be of particular interest to seniors and their elder law attorneys. The new laws enacted in October include (click on the bill number to be taken to the underlying legislation): HB 270  – Act […]

What Happens if I Don’t Have an Advance Directive?

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Recently I made a late-night visit to a hospital Emergency Room. Fortunately, it wasn’t anything too serious. Upon discharge I was given a lot of paperwork to take home with me. Included was a booklet titled “Advance Directives and Planning.” I appreciate that my local Emergency Department is giving out information on advance directives, which […]

Job Opening for Pennsylvania Attorney

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ATTORNEY Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC, an elder law and estate planning law firm, is seeking a full-time attorney for its Northeast and Central region. Candidate with Three or more years’ experience in elder law and estate planning is preferred.  Candidate must be a community-minded individual. Candidate must have Pennsylvania Bar admission. There are no […]