Paying Our Blessings Forward

On December 14, 2012, a 20-year-old gunman fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the days following this horrific event, then NBC anchor Ann Curry asked herself, “what can I do?” Her answer: “Imagine if everyone could commit to doing one act of kindness for each precious… Read more »

ICE – In Case of Emergency

As part of our estate plan package, we give each of our clients an “ICE card.” These cards are to be placed behind your drivers license so if you are involved in an accident, first emergency responders know who to contact. If you do not have an emergency card, another way to make sure your… Read more »

Medicaid Managed Care – Reporting a Complaint

If you are experiencing difficulties with Florida’s transition to Medicaid Managed Care, it is imperative that you document your complaint. The complaint process is easy! Click here: http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid/statewide_mc/ to visit the AHCA site and then click the blue Report a Complaint button. AHCA monitors its complaints and Task Force members are in communication with AHCA representatives to… Read more »

Florida Do Not Call List

It used to be that telemarketers interrupted my dinner. Now, they’re interfering with something I often value more than food – sleep. I don’t know what’s happening at your house, but I’ve noticed that the calls are coming later and later. Many times, just minutes after both of my children have FINALLY drifted off to… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Disease

According to Merriam-Webster, Alzheimer’s is defined as “a degenerative brain disease of unknown cause that is the most common form of dementia, that usually starts in late middle age or in old age, that results in progressive memory loss, impaired thinking, disorientation, and changes in personality and mood, and that is marked histologically by the… Read more »

New Justice Department Memo on Same-Sex Marriage

During a weekend speech at the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his plans to issue a new memo today to Justice Department employees regarding same-sex marriage. This memorandum comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in US v. Windsor finding part of the Defense… Read more »

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

Legally married same-sex spouses of Federal employees and annuitants are now qualified relatives eligible to apply for Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program coverage, regardless of their state of residency. This is one of the latest results from the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling in June that a portion of the federal Defense… Read more »

Deed Processing Notice Scam

An estate planning client of ours who had recently been in to update her estate plan, contacted us regarding a “DEED PROCESSING NOTICE” she just received in the mail. Interestingly enough, the client had changed the title to her property as part of the estate plan update. The layout of the notice looks very much… Read more »