Polsinelli Podcast - Getting the Most Out of Your Estate Planning in 2014
The Greatest Gift: Your Individual + Family Estate Plan
The 2010 Tax Relief Act and your estate plan
Are your estate planning documents protecting your assets?
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Death and Foreign Asset Disclosure. What you don't know can cost you…a lot
Safeguard Your MVA: Devising a Business Succession Plan that will Preserve your Most Valuable Asset
Divorce can be costly, especially when it reveals undisclosed foreign assets.
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney in Arizona - Putting Family First
Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
Does a closely held for-profit corporation have a constitutionally or statutorily protected right to exercise religion under the Free Exercise Clause or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA)? The U.S. Supreme...more
One health care arrangement that has been soaring in popularity in recent years has been the pairing of a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA). The good news is that not only is an HSA a...more
The Trust's business associates who perform electronic transactions on its behalf are required to follow certain HIPAA standards and operating rules. A recently published proposed rule introduces a new requirement to submit...more
Recent changes to the durable power of attorney health care (“DPAHC”) law went into effect on March 20, 2014.
Previously, an executed DPAHC would not operate to authorize the attorney in fact to obtain the principal’s...more
It's been awhile since we've blogged anything, which must mean we're busy, right? Maybe this is why ...more
In this issue:
- A Look Behind the OIG’s Work Plan
- Do You Need an Estate Plan?
- Same-Gender Marriage Implications for Employee Benefit Plans
- New Child Abuse Reporting Law Gets Tough
Court Finds Former NFL Player’s First Wife Is Surviving Spouse -
A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit demonstrates once again the importance of divorcing your first spouse...more
Have you ever wondered about warning labels? I mean, some of them are so ridiculous that you have to wonder who the person was that created the need for such a ridiculous warning label.
For example, the warning label...more
A Medical Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (“MOLST”) is a direction by a terminally ill patient to require or refuse resuscitative and life-sustaining measures. It is entirely voluntary and only comes into effect in the...more
The list is not intended to be exhaustive.
IRS rules that incentives to health care professionals and hospitals for using electronic records are income to those receiving the...more
A new tool is now available for North Carolina citizens and health care providers that will help everyone understand end-of-life health care planning options and processes available under North Carolina law. The new website...more
In a highly publicized recent case in California, a registered nurse working in an independent living facility refused to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an elderly resident who was experiencing respiratory...more
In this issue -
- New Online End-of-Life Planning Tool Now Available to NC Citizens and Health Care Providers
- And the World Goes 'Round
- What Is “Past Quality of Care” in a CON Review?
- CMS Issues New...more
When one member of a couple moves to a nursing home, we expect that spouse will be the first to die, but this isn’t always the case. What happens if a Medicaid recipient's spouse dies first? If planning steps aren't taken,...more
The U.S. Supreme Court in June struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) provision preventing the federal government from recognizing a legally-valid marriage of a same-sex couple, and the Internal Revenue Service...more
In New York, the law allows you to pick someone you trust to act as a proxy, or decision-maker, on your behalf to make health care decisions if you are unable to make them for yourself....more
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in the matter of Sams v. Department of Public Welfare may significantly affect the structured settlement industry, and the settlement of lawsuits on behalf of certain...more
An Advance Directive and Appointment of Healthcare Agent, or the Advance Directive for short, informs your health care providers as to your wishes regarding your care if you are unable to communicate your own decisions. In...more
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) contains the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules....more
On July 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a long-anticipated Final Rule regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program) orphan drug...more
For those nursing home (and assisted living) patients who can qualify financially, Medicaid will provide coverage for as long as needed, unlike the very minimal 100 day maximum under Medicare. As a general rule, the patient...more
A recent New Jersey Appellate Division opinion determined the limits of a lower court’s jurisdiction with respect to deciding Medicaid eligibility. The Appellate Division in In re A.N., 430 N.J. Super. 235 (2013), found that...more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, issued two weeks ago, held that a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. This decision will affect individuals, employers, and...more
You probably don’t want to think about being in a condition that prevents you from making sound decisions about your own health care. However, tragedies can happen in a flash. Maybe you’re involved in an auto accident in Los...more
A May 31, 2013 report from the Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds projects that the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will remain solvent through FY 2026,...more
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