What Is the Medicaid Look-Back?

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Before we provide an explanation of the Medicaid look-back, we should explain why Medicaid should be on your radar if you are going to qualify for Medicare coverage at the age of 65. It is true that Medicaid and Medicare are both government run health insurance programs. If you qualify for Medicare when you attain… Read more »

What Is an Incentive Trust?

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When you are planning your estate, passing along resources directly with no strings attached can be perfectly acceptable for some established people on your inheritance list. At the same time, there could be people in the family who could use some guidance. Under these circumstances, you could consider the creation of an incentive trust. With… Read more »

Can You Use an IRA for Estate Planning Purposes?

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An individual retirement account can provide a valuable nest egg during your senior years. However, under certain circumstances, an IRA can also be useful from an estate planning perspective. Essentially, there are two different types of individual retirement accounts: traditional IRAs, and Roth individual retirement accounts. There are some similarities between them, but there are… Read more »

Will Assets in My Living Trust Be Counted By Medicaid?

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The Medicaid program will pay for long-term care. You may hear this statement and shrug your shoulders, because you will never qualify for Medicaid, and you will qualify for Medicare by the time you require living assistance. This reaction makes sense on the surface, but when you dig into the facts, you will see a… Read more »

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