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New Social Security Scam Targets Seniors

Scams directed at senior citizens are nothing new, but technology makes it easier to carry out a plausible, widespread con, and so these dangerous schemes are proliferating. The latest batch of deception threatens something most older Americans have… Read More
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Tougher Reverse Mortgage Rules to Take Effect

Beginning March 2, 2015, borrowers will have to pass a financial assessment before they can take out a reverse mortgage. The new rules are meant to prevent loan defaults, but they will make it much more difficult to get a reverse mortgage.  A revers… Read More
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Report Reveals Thefts from Nursing Home Trust Funds

An investigative report has found that many nursing homes are mishandling resident’s funds. USA Today found 1,500 cases where nursing homes were cited by state and federal regulators for mishandling funds held in resident trust accounts or failing… Read More
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Medicare Skilled Care Coverage Standard To Change

In a major change in Medicare policy, the Obama administration has provisionally agreed to end Medicare’s longstanding practice of requiring that beneficiaries with chronic conditions and disabilities show a likelihood of improvement in order to re… Read More
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Boomers Hunt for Smaller Houses

When it comes to housing, baby boomers differ from other home hunters in that they have more equity in their homes and many are preparing to move.  If housing experts are right, boomers—the 77 million Americans ages 48 to 66—soon may be a sweet… Read More
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Time Share Sellers Beware

In these tough economic times, thousands of time-share owners are anxious to dump their beachfront albatrosses. But it can be tough.  Indeed, last year, time-share sales dropped by 40 percent.  Preying on this period of desperation, self-proclaimed… Read More
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The Medicare Skilled Nursing Care Benefit

Medicare Part A covers up to 100 days of “skilled nursing” care per spell of illness. However, the conditions for obtaining Medicare coverage of a nursing home stay are quite stringent.  Here are the main requirements: 1. The Medicare recipient… Read More
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Health Care Law - Scam Alert

Many of the provisions of the new health-care law have not yet been implemented, yet a new wave of scans seeking to exploit the uncertain ease of a new health-care law have already begun.  State insurance commissioners and attorneys general are warn… Read More
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More Seniors Eligible for Medicare Drug Subsidy

A million low-income seniors have become eligible for a big assist on prescription drug expenses this year under a newly expanded federal program. The subsidy can defray thousands of dollars in costs, and in many cases eliminate prescription drug exp… Read More
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Top Ten Elder Fraud Prevention Methods

Elder Abuse is a growing problem. Unfortunately, seniors have become the favored target of unscrupulous persons who see their vulnerability as a means to a profit.   Sadly, much of the abuse and exploitation is perpetrated by the people who are mos… Read More
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