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May 6, 2020

We wanted to share this message from the Department of Health and Human Services brought to us by our friends at the N.C. Coalition on Aging.

We are moving to Phase 1!

On May 5th, Governor Cooper modified North Carolina’s Stay At Home Executive Order, transitioning the s...

February 10, 2020

The Elder Law and Life Care Planning Center is bringing you this breaking legislative update from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care.

What is PDPM?
In October 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a new payment model...

January 20, 2020

Due to new legislation known as the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (“SECURE”) Act, enacted December 20, 2019, there are dramatic changes to retirement tax policy, particularly the rules that limit “stretch” IRAs, a concept we discuss during estat...

October 30, 2019

The House has passed H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act of 2019, which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act.  The bill maintains funding for the work of the long-term care ombudsman program and continued authority for the National Center on Elder Abuse and National Lo...

July 12, 2019

Helayne and the Elder Law and Life Care Planning Center team would like to pass along this update from the Coalition on Aging. Please be aware of steps the Coalition on Aging is taking.

From the Coalition on Aging:

As you are aware, the Governor vetoed the budget bill se...

June 27, 2019

New Issue Brief:
Implementing Jimmo v. Sebelius: An Overview

In 2013, a federal district court approved a settlement agreement in Jimmo v. Sebelius, No. 5:11-CV-17 (D. VT). The Jimmo Settlement confirmed that Medicare coverage should be determined based on a beneficia...

June 7, 2019

As you probably have heard by now, the state House formally rejected the Senate’s two-year budget proposal on Tuesday so the formal negotiations on a final budget plan to get to Gov. Cooper will now begin in earnest.  It is anticipated that a conference committee will...

June 7, 2019

I ceremoniously note that on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2019, the Solicitor General announced the Department of Justice will not appeal the recent Procopio decision, thus extending the Agent Orange presumption to “blue-water” veterans that were within the 1...

June 6, 2019

On May 23, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1994, also known as the SECURE Act, by a vote of 417 to 3. The SECURE Act is now headed to the Senate, where a nearly identical bill (the Retirement Enhancement Savings Act, aka RESA) is pending. Due to its...

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