Be Thrifty: Donate Your Body to a Medical School

by Ellen Mason, Hotline Attorney We’re the “do-good generation.” The generation that grew up in the 60’s. The generation whose mantra was “peace and love.” No wonder you’ve intended to donate your organs since you were in your 20’s. But let’s face it: nobody wants a 75-year-old heart; 72-year-old cataract-surgery eyes; a hip that’s been replaced twice; and on-and-on. (We have more rusty parts than a … Continue reading Be Thrifty: Donate Your Body to a Medical School

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Michigan Governor Signs a Teacher Pension Plan that creates a new 401(k)-style defined contribution plan with an automatic employer contribution of 4% of the employee’s salary.

via plansponsor.com, by Rebecca Moore, PlanSponsor July 27, 2017 The signed bill modernizes the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MSPERS), and increases the state’s share to defined contribution plans, while reducing the unfunded liabilities of the overall system. Read the full article. Continue reading Michigan Governor Signs a Teacher Pension Plan that creates a new 401(k)-style defined contribution plan with an automatic employer contribution of 4% of the employee’s salary.

Pension Benefit Guaranty sues Fay Construction over terminated pension plan

via PennRecord by Louie Torres, PennRecord July 19, 2017 PHILADELPHIA — A government corporation dealing with terminated pension plans is suing Fay Construction Co. Inc., as plan administrator for the Fay Construction Co. Inc. pension plan, alleging breach of contract. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, a government entity located in Washington, D.C., filed a complaint on June 16 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern … Continue reading Pension Benefit Guaranty sues Fay Construction over terminated pension plan

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Simplify Your Life

by Sheila Robison, MiCAFE Network Coordinator Who would like more peace and calm in their day? Who would like personal power, appreciation and happiness? How about gaining increased self-esteem, self-respect and a fulfilled feeling of gratitude? You can have all this and more. You can have all that life has to offer. In one word, the benefits from all of these issues stems from simplicity in life. … Continue reading Simplify Your Life

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Here’s My Money: Handle With Care

by Ellen Mason, Hotline Attorney Sarah is a spry and sassy 93-year-old – or “middle age” as she says. She’s totally “with it” but doesn’t want to handle her checking account and bills anymore. She wants someone to do it for her. Sarah wants a “durable power of attorney for finances.” One of the first things Sarah needs to do is figure out who’s going to … Continue reading Here’s My Money: Handle With Care

National Dairy Month

by Lyndsy Gamet, MiCAFE Stakeholder and Network Partners Manager Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? Most of us know that throughout our lives, calcium is very important for our bone health. This is true for both men and woman, and the amounts of calcium needed increase as we age, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Besides bone health, recent research has … Continue reading National Dairy Month

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Steps to Take When Becoming a Caregiver – Part 6

by Christine Steinmetz, J.D., Hotline Attorney This post is the sixth in our series on caregivers. In our previous posts, we discussed the different legal documents that can assist a caregiver before the person being cared for becomes incapacitated. In this post, I spoke to Susan, a caregiver for her mother, to get her perspective on taking care of a loved one. The purpose of this … Continue reading Steps to Take When Becoming a Caregiver – Part 6