Wills vs. Trusts: Part 3 of 8

Previously posted in 2015. By Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney In our previous post, we defined a will as a document that contains your instructions about how you want your assets (also known as your estate) distributed upon your death. A will allows you to determine who receives what share of your assets after your death. There are four different types of wills: holographic wills, … Continue reading Wills vs. Trusts: Part 3 of 8

Wills vs. Trusts: Part 2 of 8

Previously posted in 2014. By Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney In our previous post, we defined a will as a document that contains your instructions about how you want your assets (also known as your estate) distributed upon your passing. A will allows you to determine who receives what share of your assets after your death. Many people are not aware that Michigan has a … Continue reading Wills vs. Trusts: Part 2 of 8

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Social Security Q&A Part 17

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Question: I have diabetes and I have to take insulin. Is my insulin covered by Medicare? Answer: Medicare Part B does not cover insulin unless use of an insulin pump is medically necessary. However, certain Medicare Part D prescription drug plans may cover insulin and certain supplies used to inject insulin, like syringes. For more information, please … Continue reading Social Security Q&A Part 17

Wills vs. Trusts: Part 1 of 8

Previously posted in 2014. By Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney The Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors receives many calls each week regarding estate planning documents. Clients often call with questions regarding wills and trusts and what are the differences between the two. Many clients have heard of these documents, yet they are confused as to what each document can do for them. Wills and trusts … Continue reading Wills vs. Trusts: Part 1 of 8

Join a Global Day of Giving This #GivingTuesday

Denise Keiser, Fund Development Specialist Now that you’ve given thanks and found great deals during the universally celebrated shopping days of #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, it’s time to turn your attention to giving back. Tomorrow we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving powered by social media. It’s one of the best ways to get involved in your community and your favorite charities. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, donors, … Continue reading Join a Global Day of Giving This #GivingTuesday

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Social Security and Medicare, Working Side by Side

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older and certain younger people with disabilities. It is also for people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services. Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) helps pay for … Continue reading Social Security and Medicare, Working Side by Side

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Worried about a missing pension or 401(k)? Here’s where you can get help

Via Detroit Free Press By Susan Tompor Randy Sigley, 63, who grew up in West Virginia, remembers that jobs were hard to come by in the mid-1970s so he headed to Ohio to work in a factory making concrete pipe. He got that job about a year out of high school and made sure to hold onto it at least 10 years because he always heard that he’d … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Worried about a missing pension or 401(k)? Here’s where you can get help