Top Mistakes People Make in Strategic Medicaid Planning

  • 12 October 2016
  • Author: IEP Team
Top Mistakes People Make in Strategic Medicaid Planning
I was recently asked what are the biggest mistakes people make in doing strategic planning for Medicaid eligibility. There are actually quite of a few missteps that can cause a family headaches, and then heartache. Let's start with the first three: First is simply failing to do any...

Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical

“Well, even if Medicaid planning is not illegal, it’s gotta be immoral or unethical. So I just won’t do it.” If you remember from my article from last month, this was a lunch guest who had a strong opinion about “hiding” assets or “pretending to be...

Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal

  • 15 September 2016
  • Author: IEP Team
“How can you do Medicaid Planning?” That was the question my lunch guest fired at me not long ago. “It’s gotta be illegal to hide assets or at least immoral to pretend to be broke just to get Medicaid benefits!” she finished. Whoa, that was loaded question, but...

Idaho Elder Law - Elder Justice Task Forces to Fight Elder Abuse

The U.S. Department of Justice has recently announced the creation of several Elder Justice Task Forces. The teams will target health care providers who commit crimes while serving the elderly, reports The National Review in a recent article, "DOJ Task Forces Target Elder Fraud in Health...

Idaho Elder Law - Understand Medicaid Before Trying to Qualify

Even if you are eligible, don't rush into applying for coverage. Kiplinger's article, "What You Need to Know About Applying for Medicaid," discusses five scenarios for you to consider in your planning.Remember that your income and assets have to be at a very low level to qualify for Medicaid....