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The SSI and SSDI Qualification Process

If you are unable to work due to a serious health condition, there is a good chance you can qualify for free health insurance and monthly benefits from the United States government. About twenty million disabled Americans currently receive assistance…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Advance Directives

COVID-19 has brought renewed importance to advance care planning and directives. Responses to vaccinations and understanding their efficacy, reinfection potential, and long-haul symptoms resulting from COVID-19 continue to baffle our scientific understanding. It appears the coronavirus will continue to challenge…

Medical Alert Systems: How to Choose One

Recently, your parent had a stroke and is returning home after spending several weeks in the hospital and undergoing rehabilitation. The care providers assure you that your parent will be fine returning home, but you still worry. How can you…

Planning for Veteran Benefits

For Veterans preparing for retirement, there are a wide variety of benefits programs that provide financial support and health care. Programs include but are not limited to: Veterans’ Health Care and Veterans’ Pensions Survivor’s Death Pension Housebound Pension Aid and…

An Aging Workforce Can Help Alleviate Labor Shortages

While many older Americans want to work, the April 2020 unemployment rate for those 55 and older reached 13.6 percent. COVID-19 restrictions and associated layoffs account for some unemployment increases, but so does the lack of employment opportunities among older…

The Health Care Industry’s Push Into Your Privacy

There is a battle for the healthcare market in the US between Amazon, Apple, and Google, and to a lesser extent, Microsoft and Facebook, which are all stepping up their efforts. Some of the businesses are underway, like storing medical…

Charitable Trusts Can Provide Income to Heirs

An irrevocable trust that benefits a charity and also provides income to the heirs is a charitable trust. If you are philanthropically minded with nonessential assets like stocks or real estate, a charitable trust can offer many financial advantages for…

How to Live a Longer and Healthier Life

A healthy lifestyle has a significant impact on your well-being and the earlier you implement a healthy lifestyle strategy, the greater the potential benefit regarding your longevity. Your lifespan can be increased by as much as 14 years for a…

Is Your Doctor No Longer Covered By Your Health Insurance?

Visiting the doctor involves more than just casual small talk. Often, you must explain your ailment quickly and succinctly, trust that your doctor has your best interests at heart and will keep your confidentiality; and make yourself vulnerable and talk…

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