What is a Will?

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A Will is commonly defined as a document which disposes of a person’s property after their death. But   it can be much more than that, or sometimes less. A Will is also known as a “Last Will and Testament”. It is helpful to think of a Will as being a document that gives your instructions […]

Being Mortal

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One major benefit of being semi-retired is that I have more time to “read” audio books each day while I walk and exercise.  This is given me the opportunity to catch up on books I have long wanted to read (e.g. Steinbeck’s East of Eden) as well as more current titles. I recently read a […]

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 […]