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RECENT CHANGES TO ABLE ACCOUNTS FOR THE DISABLED

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By: Margaret M. Stockdale,  Attorney at Law In 2014, the Federal Government enacted a law authorizing states to create “Achieving a Better Life Experience” [ABLE] tax free savings account programs. ABLE accounts give individuals with qualified disabilities (Eligible Individuals), and their families and friends, an opportunity to accumulate tax free savings without losing their eligibility […]

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 Year…New Update!

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Marshall, Parker & Weber has a long-honored history of commitment to the other professionals who work every day to help our senior community. We have been so proud to host the Professional Update every spring for 22 years, and we have sought to make each one better than the last. We have been asking YOU […]

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 […]