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Medicaid Gift Penalty: An Overview

People are living longer than previous generations in the US and around the world, so many of us will need long-term care in the future. It’s estimated that seven out of ten Americans will need long-term care during their lives.…

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What is Medicaid?

In the United States, Medicaid provides comprehensive health insurance as well as financial protection for millions of Americans. The program helps low-income families, individuals, and people with disabilities receive adequate health care and provides nursing home or community long-term care…

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Gifting and Penalties with Medicaid

Low-income seniors with limited assets and income are eligible for Medicaid, a state-federal program that makes healthcare more affordable. Many seniors believe their only option to qualify for the program is to “spend down” their assets. While this is true in…

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Medicaid Waivers and In-Home Nursing Facilities

If you believe you won't qualify for long-term care benefits under Medicaid's strict income and asset limits, think again. Medicaid waivers for in-home care are available for those who meet health eligibility rules for nursing home facility services. To determine…

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Unwanted Medical Bills

The Elimination of Unwelcome Surprise Medical Bills

Medical emergencies are stressful enough, but when massive bills arrive despite your insurance coverage, the pain may continue. Imagine, for instance, that you had emergency surgery. In addition to the surgery bill, you received a massive bill from the anesthesiologist…

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