HAGERSTOWN – FREE SEMINAR – FEBRUARY 21 ST, 2019

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FREE Seminars FEBRUARY 21 ST, 2019 Asset Protection 10:00 am How the nursing home will deplete your assets. How to protect your assets. Trusts to protect your assets. Wills and Trusts   2:00 pm Why your Will may not be enough. How to avoid probate. Differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts. COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 17270 VALLEY MALL ROAD, HAGERSTOWN Call 301-663-9230 to register, or email kristin@davidwingate.com You may also register on our website at davidwingate.com

Don’t be “blindsided” by finding out your Durable Power of Attorney isn’t POWERFUL enough!

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  Is your Durable Power of Attorney more than 5 years old or prepared by an Estate Planning attorney or general practitioner? You may find out too late that there are assets your Power of Attorney can’t handle for you.         Call our office today, 301-663-9230 to schedule a review of your Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney and HIPAA Release! OR Attend our upcoming workshop: Visit our website at www.davidwingate.com to register!    

ADVANCE DIRECTIVE (LIVING WILL)

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Maryland allows any competent person to create an advance directive. Two witnesses are required, one of whom cannot benefit from the death of the principal. If you need help please contact our office and we will send you our Health Care Advance Planning document organizer. Our advance directive is a compilation of the appointment of the Health Care Agent and successors and the corresponding authority; a Living Will (Advance Directive) in which you choose your preferences for End of Life; and a HIPPA release for your agent(s).   If you do not have a health care agent, Maryland Law provides…

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There’s Still Time to Go Back to Traditional Medicare or Change MA Plans

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  Annual Enrollment has ended, but the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, allowing plan changes or a return to traditional Medicare continues through March 31 – Make sure you are fully informed about the Medicare that is right for you. Source/more: Center for Medicare Advocacy   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder…

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CMS App Provides Details on Fee-for-Service Medicare Coverage

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  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released a mobile application that enables consumers to determine whether Medicare covers a specific medical item or service. Source/more: Health Data Management   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning office services clients with powers…

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Companies Navigate Dementia Conversations with Older Workers

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Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say. Workers experiencing early stages of dementia may struggle with tasks they had completed without difficulty. Source/more: Associated Press/Washington Post   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate…

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Steep Hikes in Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums Jolting Many Consumers

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John Rundin is outraged that his insurer wants to raise the premium for his long-term care coverage by 60 percent, and he’s convinced that this sharp increase, paired with the company’s admonition about more hikes in future, is a harbinger that long-term care insurance is on its last legs. Consumers around the country have seen steep increases in their premiums on long-term care policies. In a 2016 survey, the consulting firm Milliman found that regulators approved rate increases of 40 percent or more on about half the requests that insurers made. A little more than a quarter of their requests…

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David Wingate is a founding member of The National Alliance of Attorneys for Alzheimer’s Planning (“N3AP”)

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A distinguished group of attorneys, including David Wingate, has announced a new non-profit focused on preparing for Alzheimer’s and dementia, The National Alliance of Attorneys for Alzheimer’s Planning (“N3AP”). This organization is the first of its kind and aims to be a resource not only for attorneys, but also the general public. Alzheimer’s is an epidemic with no end in sight and N3AP hopes to bring awareness to the subject with their years of research, experience, and exploration into this issue. David Wingate is a founding member of N3AP. Additionally, he attended the steering committee meeting at the first national…

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Medicare’s hospice benefit for beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease.

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What is hospice care? Hospice care is a special way of caring for individuals in the last stages of terminal illness and their families. Hospice includes palliative care, which focuses on improving quality of life, as well as physical care and counseling. The primary purpose of hospice care is to manage the pain and other symptoms of the terminal illness, rather than provide treatment.   How does someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia become eligible to receive hospice under Medicare? Medicare covers hospice care if: The person has Medicare Part A. The person’s physician and a hospice medical director certify…

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