Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#21) / “Transfer on Death” deeds now authorized

Sep 10, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Effective June 12, 2014, Washington state adopted new “Transfer on Death” (TOD) deed legislation. The new statutes will often affect Elder Law Practices.

The ACA and Legal Practices (#11) / Preparing for individual penalties

Sep 3, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

As part of the individual mandate, the ACA provides for penalties for those persons who have not arranged for satisfactory health care coverage for 2014. These penalties will be payable on 2014 income tax forms, due in 2015.

Changes in Washington Practice (#19) / Family Law Appeals

Aug 27, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

This complex issue of appeals has been addressed in the family law context by Scott J. Horenstein in the 2013-2014 pocket parts to Family and Community Property Law, volumes 19 to 21 of Washington Practice.

The ACA and Legal Practices (#10) / Dealing with enrollment data problems

Aug 20, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Solving ACA data problems often requires looking at the full “data flow” that is taking place, and targeting fix-up efforts toward a mix of processing issues

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#20) / Obtaining mental health services for seniors

Aug 13, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

A recent ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court has illustrated the difficulties that may be experienced by an attorney in obtaining care for a senior client or family member

The ACA and Legal Practices (#9) / Exchange reenrollment challenges

Aug 6, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Department of Health and Human Services is working hard to set up regulations that will expedite Year 2 enrollments by the ACA Health Benefit Exchanges.

Changes in Washington Practice (#19) / The public interest element in consumer protection actions

Jul 30, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

This is installment #19 in a continuing series of Changes in Washington Practice Reports. Differences between the treatments of consumer transaction disputes

The ACA and Legal Practices (#8) / New contract in process for Healthcare.gov

Jul 25, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

For the most recent phase in Healthcare.gov’s implementation, a new contractor is now being sought.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#19) / Applying to Medicaid for long-term care

Jul 16, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Applying for Medicaid-funded long-term care in Washington State has not been substantially affected by the Affordable Care Act.

The ACA and Legal Practices (#7) / Only four months until year 2 enrollment starts

Jul 9, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The second enrollment period for the Health Benefit Exchanges is scheduled to begin on November 15, 2014. Efforts are being made to improve the chances for a good Year 2 experience.

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