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Medicaid trusts and other long-term care planning strategies

People in Pennsylvania who are evaluating their estate plans should give careful thought to how they might choose to fund any long-term care needs they may experience in the future. If no long-term care insurance policy has been maintained and there is not enough value in a person's estate to ensure proper care for as long as a person may need, Medicaid may be the next option. However, there are some limits to when Medicaid will cover the cost of this type of care.

Maintain flexibility with your Medicare planning

Millions of Americans benefit from Medicare funding. This so-called "safety net" is invaluable to many people who otherwise would not be able to afford medical treatment in their older years. However, what many people do not understand is that planning for Medicare funding needs to be a part of your estate plan.

Making a plan that includes Medicaid eligibility

With all of the changes that we hear about from our leaders in Washington, D.C., it is possible that some Pennsylvania residents may be concerned that their eligibility for federal programs could be impacted sometime in the near future. However, our readers probably know by now that it takes quite a bit of political will to make changes to many major programs, such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. As a result, it is probably wise to plan as if these programs will stay as they are for the foreseeable future.

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