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Long-term Care Partnership Program and Medicaid

Long-term care partnership programs encourage the purchase of private long-term care insurance as the primary source of funding of long-term care for the participant. This is because the program enables insurers to offer specially crafted long-term care insurance policies that increase a family's...

Florida's Qualifying Special Needs Trusts

By Mary Alice Jackson * In Florida, a "qualifying special needs trust" can be included for an ill spouse in the healthy spouse's Last Will. All funds transferred into that trust will be excluded from consideration for Medicaid long-term care benefits, thus providing the ill spouse with...