Irrevocable Funeral Trusts (IFTs), or differently phrased, Irrevocable Funeral Expense Trusts, allow persons to pay for their funeral and burial costs, also known as final expenses, in advance of their death. They are legal agreements that not only allow peace of mind knowing that funeral funds are available when needed, but they are also an invaluable Medicaid planning tool. Essentially, IFTs provide a way for Medicaid applicants to lower their countable assets and meet Medicaid’s asset limit for qualification...
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2018 Medicare Reference Guide
Medicare is a government-run health insurance system for Americans over 65 years old or disabled. The system is funded through employee and employer payroll contributions and provides coverage for portions of certain health care costs, depending on level of coverage selected. While Medicare Part B premiums are unchanged from 2017, and Part D premiums have been lowered from 2017, changes under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 has meaningfully lowered the income brackets determining Medicare Part B and Part...
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