Blog Posts in March, 2017

  • Veterans Aid & Attendance: Proposed New Eligibility Rules

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    31 Mar. 2017

    In the past, an applicant for Veterans Administration (VA) Aid and Attendance benefits could make gifts of assets in order to become financially eligible. The VA did not penalize such gifting. However, the rules never actually stated what an applicant’s net worth needed to be in order to qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits. The most commonly mentioned asset amount was $80,000, but there ...
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  • Medicare Premiums and Deductibles Increase in 2017

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    27 Mar. 2017

    After holding down nearly consistent rates for 4 years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services raised the cost for Part A and Part B premiums and deductibles. The standard Medicare Part B premium, which most participants pay, has seen a 4% rise, changing from $104.90 per month to $109. However, about 30% of beneficiaries will see a 10% rise in their Part B premiums and all Part B ...
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  • Convenience Accounts

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    27 Mar. 2017

    If a person realizes that they need help managing their finances, whether due to advancing age, disability, or a combination of these factors, the person may decide to add another person on one or more of their bank accounts. Usually that person is a family member, but if family does not live nearby, the person could be a friend or possibly even a caregiver. The idea is straightforward: to allow ...
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  • Installment Land Contract Considerations

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    24 Mar. 2017

    Installment Land Contracts are an important financing tool in the real estate industry. Often called Land Contracts, Contracts for Deed, or sometimes presented as a Lease with Option to Purchase, these types of agreements allow the seller to finance the real estate sales transaction while circumventing the traditional mortgage and deed of trust formalities. When parties enter into an Installment ...
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  • Distilling Spirits at Home

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    24 Mar. 2017

    If you have joined the ranks of Colorado’s many homebrew hobbyists, you have probably reviewed the relevant regulations and are aware that there is a general prohibition against home-distilling spirits. The State of Colorado does not prohibit ownership of a still, but it does prohibit distilling spirituous liquors for personal consumption. The Colorado Revised Statutes draw a distinction ...
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  • New Grocery Store Liquor Licensing Laws in Colorado

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    24 Mar. 2017

    Through enactment of SB 197, the state legislature created a framework for expansion of retail liquor store locations as well as expansion of the number of grocery stores that can sell wine, beer, and spirits. The statutory framework, however, creates a few hurdles for prospective store owners, and further regulations may be promulgated to help enforce the new statutory framework. For the time ...
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  • 4 Tax-Savvy Ways to Pass Your Home to Your Children

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    24 Mar. 2017

    If you are considering giving your home to your children, bear in mind these cost-effective options for passing on property. There are a few methods for transferring property; depending on your situation and end-goals, you can determine which option works best for you. Leaving the House in Your Will The go-to method for passing your home to your children is to leave it to them in your will. By ...
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  • Estate Planning 101

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    21 Mar. 2017

    When planning for the future, tackling all of the paperwork and legal aspects can seem like a daunting task. According to a study cited on Forbes.com, less than half of Americans have prepared a will, and that’s only one aspect of an estate plan. Staying on top of planning documents does more than just ensure your own preferences, it can also help your family. Having properly updated estate ...
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  • More States Move to Managed Care for Medicaid Long-Term Care

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    15 Mar. 2017

    In an attempt to cut costs, nearly half of the states in the country are now embracing a managed care healthcare model in lieu of the previously preferred, state-run home health programs. While some embrace this new change, citing more affordable home care and more accessible home services, others complain about a loss of amenities and other, less favorable, changes. For Medicaid long-term care ...
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  • Will Repealing Obamacare Affect My Medicare?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    10 Mar. 2017

    First up on the Republican agenda: repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump promised to do away with the ACA, but how will this change affect the millions of Medicare beneficiaries? In short, the ACA requires that all Americans have health insurance that meets a certain standard, whether by an employer or another source. ...
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  • Who Is Liable for an Uber Accident?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    7 Mar. 2017

    Ride-share applications have become extremely popular in most cities across the United States. While the applications provide a convenient solution for transportation, the services also present unique issues when it comes to liability and insurance coverage in auto accidents. If you or someone you know has recently been injured in a car accident involving Uber, Lyft, or another ride-share service, ...
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