Bricklayers’ Pension Plan Latest to Seek Benefit Cuts

via bna.com, by Kristen Ricaurte Knebel, Bloomberg BNA, July 22, 2016, An Ohio-based multiemployer bricklayers’ pension fund has become the latest fund to seek Treasury Department approval to reduce benefits. The Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen Local No. 7 Pension Plan, based in Austintown, filed an application on June 28 for benefit cuts under the 2014 law that opened the door to such moves, the Multiemployer … Continue reading Bricklayers’ Pension Plan Latest to Seek Benefit Cuts

Unused Medication Disposal

by Darling Garcia, J.D., Director of Operations I was recently going through my medicine cabinet and was astounded by the amount of unused medicine we had stashed in our medicine cabinet. We are a relatively healthy household but looking at the piles of unused medicine, you would have guessed otherwise. Without a doubt, medication has a vital role in treating diseases and other conditions. However, … Continue reading Unused Medication Disposal

GAO to Investigate Central States’ Investments

via pionline.com, by Hazel Bradford, Pensions&Investments, June 29, 2016, The Government Accountability Office will investigate the investment decisions made by the $17.8 billion Teamsters Central States, Southeast & Southwest Areas Pension Fund, Rosemont, Ill., an agency official confirmed Wednesday. The investigation was requested June 21 by 10 senators and 41 congressmen, who asked GAO officials to consider several issues, including how the pension fund’s fiduciaries … Continue reading GAO to Investigate Central States’ Investments

Methodist LeBonheur Pension Draws Lawsuit

via commercialappeal.com, by Kevin McKenzie, The Commercial Appeal, July 13, 2016 Mary L. Brace has had no problem collecting her monthly $670 pension checks from Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare since she retired as a registered nurse in 2009. Still, a newspaper advertisement and an attorney from a Pennsylvania law firm have led Brace to be the lead name on a federal lawsuit claiming the Memphis … Continue reading Methodist LeBonheur Pension Draws Lawsuit

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A Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for our services. MAPRP works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problems. Just ask Ms. R. Ms. R had been physically separated from her husband for many years, but they … Continue reading A Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

Jody Anderson

Building Partnerships – MiCAFE and MiDHHS

by Natalie Pearce, Director of Economic Security This summer, MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) entered into a partnership to house a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan’s Lansing office. Filling this role is Jody Anderson, who has worked at DHHS since 2011 as an Eligibility Specialist. In her role, Jody determines client … Continue reading Building Partnerships – MiCAFE and MiDHHS

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2016 Call to Justice Awards Honorees Announced

In August 2016, nine advocates and three organizations from across Michigan will be honored at Elder Law of Michigan’s 8th Annual Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards in recognition of their significant contributions to the fields of law and aging. Three awards receptions will be held on: Mid-Michigan – Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 6 PM Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI … Continue reading 2016 Call to Justice Awards Honorees Announced