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2011 ELDER LAW NUMBERS

There are several figures of interest to seniors and their families for 2011. They include long-term care spousal standards, long-term care premium deductibility limits, Social Security benefit changes, and Medicare premiums. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that there...

Social Security Administration Announces 2012 COLA

For retirees and workers, there's good news, not-so-good news, and in-between news. Let's start with on a positive note: The Social Security Administration today announced the first cost of living increase in the past three years. If you're one of the 55 million Americans currently collecting...

Federal Appeals Court Rules Retirees Cannot Dodge Medicare Eligibility

By Anne Rabuck A federal appeals court has ruled [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] that those over age 65 and eligible for Social Security cannot escape their automatic entitlement to Medicare Part A benefits unless they repay all the Social Security funds paid to them. Three...