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Retirement security of public employees across Kentucky is under siege.

Via kentucky.com By Dion Henry, Lexington Herald Leader July 29, 2017 Gov. Matt Bevin and lawmakers are threatening to switch newly hired public employees into a defined contribution 401(k)-style retirement plan. Others, including the Bluegrass Institute, are urging them to cut retirement benefits for current firefighters, nurses and teachers. Read the full article. Continue reading Retirement security of public employees across Kentucky is under siege.

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2017 Summer Internship Reflection – Part 1

Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have had 13 law students volunteer their time this summer. Under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys they have learned about the law, gained experience on what it is like to work at a nonprofit, and have assisted seniors in need of legal assistance. As their internship comes to an end, each intern has written a brief reflection of their experience … Continue reading 2017 Summer Internship Reflection – Part 1

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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.

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Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 3

Each year, Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. works with law schools and law students across Michigan, and the country, to encourage students to intern on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors. This year, Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have 13 law students volunteer their time this summer to intern under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys to learn about the law, experience what it is like … Continue reading Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 3

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Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 5

Each year, Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. works with law schools and law students across Michigan, and the country, to encourage students to intern on the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors. This year, Elder Law of Michigan is grateful to have 13 law students volunteer their time this summer to intern under the supervision of our Staff Attorneys to learn about the law, experience what it is like … Continue reading Meet our 2017 Summer Interns – Part 5

Staff Spotlight – Sheila Robison

by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of Client Assistance It is my pleasure to introduce you to one of our full-time benefit specialists, Sheila Robison.  Sheila has been a benefit specialist at Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) since June of 2010.  Sheila is dedicated to helping clients who need services. Sheila works in the Michigan Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly (MiCAFE) department within ELM.  Sheila’s main job … Continue reading Staff Spotlight – Sheila Robison

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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 the services.  The MAPRP works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem.  Just ask Ms. K. Ms. K lived in a country outside the United States.  Ms. … Continue reading A-Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems