May Flowers

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member Do you know what the flower for the month of May is? According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, May’s flower is the hawthorn plant or better known as the lily of the valley, which symbolizes the return of happiness. It can also represent sweetness, good luck, and humility. When the lily of the valley blooms, happiness is said to return as well as majesty and … Continue reading May Flowers

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Elder Law of Michigan/MiCAFE at a 2018 Senior Financial Empowerment Exposition

By Shirley Brown, Economic Security Team Member  Money Smart Week originally started in 2002 in Chicago to promote personal financial literacy. Money Smart Week this year was held April 21-28, 2018 and it was featured in more than 50 counties across Michigan.   During Money Smart Week this year, many organizations collaborated and hosted the Senior Financial Empowerment Exposition. The Exposition held during April 21-28, 2018 was sponsored by Detroit … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan/MiCAFE at a 2018 Senior Financial Empowerment Exposition

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Michigan Residents Can Replace Their Social Security Card Online

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Need to replace your lost or misplaced Social Security card? If you live in Michigan, our online application makes getting a replacement card easier than ever. There’s no need to sit in traffic or visit a local office. As long as you’re only requesting a replacement card, and no other changes, you can use our free online … Continue reading Michigan Residents Can Replace Their Social Security Card Online

FedEx to Shift $6 Billion in Pension Obligations to MetLife

Via American Journal of Transportation, By Mary Schlangenstein and Katherine Chiglinsky FedEx Corp. is transferring $6 billion in U.S. pension obligations to MetLife Inc. to reduce administrative costs. The deal covers the pension benefits of 41,000 retirees and beneficiaries who currently receive a monthly payout and meet certain conditions, the courier said in a statement Tuesday. FedEx, which said it would take a non-cash charge related … Continue reading FedEx to Shift $6 Billion in Pension Obligations to MetLife

Chattanooga Pension Fund Sues Wells Fargo for Alleged Fraud Over Revenue Sharing

Via Pensions&Investments, By Rob Kozlowski Chattanooga (Tenn.) Fire and Police Pension Fund has filed a lawsuit in Tennessee court against Wells Fargo, its custodian and trustee, alleging potential fraud and overcharging in its role as trustee, The suit, filed Tuesday in the Chancery Court of Hamilton County, alleges that Wells Fargo has not provided any disclosures regarding “significant compensation from third-party mutual funds and potentially … Continue reading Chattanooga Pension Fund Sues Wells Fargo for Alleged Fraud Over Revenue Sharing

Elder Law of Michigan at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

#EJC18 2018 Pre-Conference Session: Running a Hotline is more than answering the phone: A Collaborative Workshop. Team members of the Center for Elder Rights Advocacy (CERA) are participating in the 2018 Equal Justice Conference being held in San Diego, California. CERA is participating as presenter and organizer of the pre-conference session scheduled for today, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The pre-conference is on Running a Hotline is … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan at the 2018 Equal Justice Conference #EJC18

May 2018 is Older Americans Month – The 2017 Profile of Older Americans

Every year, an annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population is compiled by the Administration on Aging (AoA). AOA uses the latest statistics from U.S. Census data and this data provides a Profile of Older Americans. The profile shows data on changes in demographics of the population over age 65. The profile is available in PDF format. Data tables are also available … Continue reading May 2018 is Older Americans Month – The 2017 Profile of Older Americans