By: Jadranko Tomic-Bobas, J.D., Hotline Attorney; Emilee Evans, Legal Intern On February 14, 2018, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation ending driver responsibility fees and eliminating $637 million in debt owed by 350,000 drivers. According to Crain’s Detroit, the fees being forgiven include driving fees, “that stem from a state-level tax on municipal traffic violations”. Not only will fees for previous offenses be forgiven, but the … Continue reading Waiver of the Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees
Via Lansing State Journal By Beth LeBlanc March 7, 2018 Seven Lansing-area public employee retirement plans have come under scrutiny from the state for their unfunded liabilities. The Michigan Department of Treasury contacted pension plan administrators last week to inform them that reports they submitted to the state in January had triggered a preliminary review of the policies’ “underfunded status.” Read the full article. Continue reading State hones in on ‘underfunded’ pension and health care plans, including 7 in mid-Michigan
By David Jones, Volunteer Hotline Attorney F. Search for a Facility 1. Introduction In this article, I discuss a search by a person other than a prospective resident. The person is generally called a “designated representative” (DR). This is a person who is a legal guardian or has been granted the authority by the prospective resident. That person is generally a relative, but it can be any … Continue reading Part 2 of 2: PLACEMENT AND CONTINUED CARE FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS IN LICENSED RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES (Other than Nursing Homes)
By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources Friday, February 2nd isn’t just my birthday, but this year it’s National Wear Red Day! National Wear Red Day is held the first Friday in February to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women. All are encouraged to wear red and show their support for women’s heart health. This year will mark the 15th year since the American Heart Association and the … Continue reading National Wear Red Day
By David Jones, Volunteer Hotline Attorney Nursing Homes are regulated jointly by the federal and State of Michigan governments. The federal government certifies nursing homes as eligible for Medicare and Medicaid payments. The State licenses all nursing homes. Each has statutes and regulations/rules concerning this regulation. Each has useful websites. Below I discuss the main governmental websites and some nongovernmental websites. The federal government has a key website through which … Continue reading Information for Persons Seeking Residency in Michigan Nursing Homes
Via Federal Trade Commission By Amy Hebert Someone pretending to be from the FTC is sending out fake emails telling people that their Do Not Call registration is expiring. The emails use the FTC’s logo and send people to a phony Do Not Call website to register their numbers again. Don’t buy it. Do Not Call registrations never expire. Once you add a number to … Continue reading Do Not Call registrations don’t expire
By Kim Hill, Economic Security Client Services Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is widely regarded as one of the most famous leaders in the modern Civil Rights Movement. He was not only an intelligent and inspirational speaker, but also an advocate for economic, social, and racial equality. His non-violent resistance and protest practices were born from his Christian upbringing and Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings on peace. During the course of his short life, he had several profoundly … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.