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New Medicare Advantage Benefits – Prevention Innovations

By | Blog Home, Medi-Cal Planning

As Medicare Advantage providers begin to implement new benefits, it is important to evaluate your insurance options during each Medicare enrollment period.  Additionally, even with expanded benefits, it is still crucial to plan for long-term care.  Private long-term care insurance, private paying, and Medi-Cal will still be the primary sources for paying for long-term care, not Medicare. 

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When should you review your estate plan?

By | Blog Home, Estate Planning

Reviewing your estate plan will alert you to any changes that need to be addressed. For example, you may need to make changes to your plan to ensure it meets all of your goals, or when an executor, trustee, or guardian can no longer serve in that capacity. You’ll probably want to do a quick review each year, because changes in the economy and in the tax code often occur on a yearly basis. Every five years, do a more thorough review.

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Gray Divorce: Dividing Assets Can Impact Retirement

By | Blog Home, Protection

A divorcing couple must typically negotiate a property settlement agreement to divide assets. Retirement plan benefits are often among the most valuable marital assets to be divided, along with houses, cars, and bank accounts. The laws of your state will define which retirement benefits are community property assets that are subject to division.

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