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Senate Bill 462 (companion bill)  has been introduced so that new rights are not granted to the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program that would have occurred if the Transfer on Death Deed Act bill passes. As previously mentioned in the January issue of the Texas Elder...

A bill has been proposed to the Texas legislature to implement the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) which allows adults and children with disabilities whose disability occurred before age 26 to shelter up to the annual exclusion (presently $14,000 per year) into an...

To Stretch or Not? According to a U.S. Census report, around 13 percent of our U.S. population who are not in an institution are disabled. It is anticipated with an aging population that over 50 million Americans are disabled. As a result, many plan for those...

TEXAS DUAL (MEDICARE AND MEDICAID) ELIGIBLE INTEGRATED CARE PROJECT IMPLEMENTED IN DALLAS AND TARRANT COUNTIES Dallas and Tarrant Counties are two of the six counties in Texas that are part of a demonstration project whereby individuals can receive managed care services if they are eligible for both...

According to the 2015 Long-Term Care Insurance Price Index, long-term care insurance premiums increased approximately 8.6% in year 2014 as a result of higher claim costs and low interest rates. In year 2015, approximately $7.5 billion was paid in claims. The American Association for Long-Term...

President Obama has attacked Individual Retirement Account (IRAs) as indicated by his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget released two weeks ago. Although probably most provisions will not likely be passed by congress, it paints a clear picture what the administration would like to do. Although there...