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Stay Tuned for Upcoming Events, Webinars & Podcasts

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Mar 19, 2019 1:19:44 PM

We are in process of planning some upcoming webinars and podcasts (a new addition). We will be sure to update everyone when we are ready to go live. Thanks for your continued interest.

Topics: webinars, events, podcasts

[Webinar] Seniors, Scams & Identity Theft

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Feb 25, 2019 5:53:05 PM

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Millions of older Americans are targeted as victims of scams and identity theft each year at a cost estimated to be $2.9 billion and this figure is undoubtedly smaller than the actual figure as older scam victims are less likely to report being a victim of a scam.
 
Attorney Steven J.J. Weisman, Senior Lecturer at Bentley University and Of Counsel to Margolis & Bloom, discusses some common scams that seniors can fall prey to, why seniors are more likely to be targeted, and ways to combat the growing problem. 
 
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Topics: growth of elderly population, seniors, identity theft, scams

[Webinar] MassHealth Planning and Real Estate

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Nov 19, 2018 3:00:08 PM

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If you need MassHealth coverage of your long-term care, you can keep your house. But MassHealth will place a lien on it and expect to recover its costs from the house either upon its sale or from your estate.
 
This webinar explores the MassHealth rules around real estate and steps you can take to protect your home for your spouse and children.
 
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Topics: MassHealth planning, real estate

[Webinar] A Primer on Massachusetts Estate Tax

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Jul 27, 2018 10:37:34 AM

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While very few estates are subject to a federal estate tax, which only applies to those exceeding $11.2 million (in 2018), many more are subject to the Massachusetts estate tax for which the threshold is $1 million. 
 
Harry Margolis explains the Massachusetts estate tax structure and address steps to reduce or eliminate the estate taxes on their estates.

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Topics: estate taxes, tax law, trustee

Planning for Care: Advice From an Elder Law Attorney

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Jun 5, 2018 10:31:27 AM

In this episode of Eldercare Illuminated, Torchlight's VP of Product, Attorney Carolyn Romano, discusses how Elder Law Attorneys serve families caring for an older loved one or planning for their own futures.

Attorney Harry Margolis shares his expertise and experience about the options seniors and their families have in the evolving regulatory environment.

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Topics: long-term care planning, MassHealth, Medicaid, elder care

[Webinar] Asset Protection for Seniors - Part 2

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Apr 30, 2018 11:53:43 AM

 
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Many factors can upset even the best financial plan.  Illness, incapacity, the loss of a job, financial scams or a premature death can upset even the best financial plan. Fortunately, planning steps can provide considerable protection from these uncertainties of life.

Harry Margolis will continue his discussion focusing in Part 2 on MassHealth planning and techniques to protect what you leave your children and grandchildren.

If you missed Asset Protection for Seniors - Part 1, you can view it here.
 
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Topics: long-term care planning, long-term care insurance, baby boomers, homestead protections, MassHealth, probate, Attorney- Client Relationship, durable power of attorney, estate taxes, Older Americans, Caregivers, Aging Population, aging, elder care

[Webinar] Asset Protection for Seniors - Part 1

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Apr 17, 2018 11:58:41 AM

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Many factors can upset even the best financial plan.  Illness, incapacity, the loss of a job, financial scams or a premature death can upset even the best financial plan. Fortunately, planning steps can provide considerable protection from these uncertainties of life.

Harry Margolis will discuss how to protect your assets in the event you or a spouse needs long-term care, and learn techniques to protect what you leave your children and grandchildren.
 
 
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Topics: long-term care planning, long-term care insurance, baby boomers, homestead protections, MassHealth, probate, Attorney- Client Relationship, durable power of attorney, estate taxes, Older Americans, Caregivers, Aging Population, aging, elder care

[Webinar] Using Annuities in MassHealth Planning for Nursing Home Residents

Posted by Beth Cohen King on Jan 17, 2018 8:49:52 PM

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Harry Margolis leads a deep dive into how best to use annuities in long-term care planning, breaking down complex rules into simple and approachable terms.

Immediate annuities have long been used in long-term care planning as a means of converting assets that are countable against the limits for MassHealth eligibility into an income stream that does affect eligibility. 

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Topics: Medicaid, Caregivers, Retirement Benefits, aging, elder care, healthcare