Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#25) / State pushes to maximize health exchange enrollment

Jan 28, 2015 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Washington State Health Benefit Exchange is moving on several fronts to maximize health insurance enrollment before the second ACA enrollment deadline.

Changes in Washington Practice (#25) / Insurer bad faith damages

Jan 14, 2015 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

“Insurer bad faith” is addressed in Chapter 23 of Washington Insurance Law and Litigation by Matthew King, volume 35 of Washington Practice.

Changes in Washington Practice (#24) / Right to medical care for jail and prison inmates

Dec 17, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

A new chapter has been added to Criminal Practice and Procedure by Ferguson (volumes 12-13 of Washington Practice), regarding an “Inmate’s Right to Adequate Medical Care”

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#24) / New Medicaid gifting rules affect estate planning

Dec 3, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Recent rule changes by the Washington State Medicaid program will affect how estate planning takes place.

Changes in Washington Practice (#23) / Public Records Act brings conflict

Nov 19, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Public Records Act has become a hot topic in Washington State.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#23) / Medicaid gifting rules in major change

Nov 5, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Medicaid gifting rules in Washington State are being affected by major changes

Changes in Washington Practice (#22) / Attorney-client privilege in bad faith insurance cases

Oct 22, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The attorney-client privilege may be modified in cases that involve alleged bad faith by an insurance company.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#22) / Improving dual-eligible care strategies

Oct 8, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

It is particularly difficult to provide appropriate health care and long-term care services to “dual eligibles” — individuals who are qualified for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Changes in Washington Practice (#21)/ Insurance bad faith and attorney-client privilege

Sep 24, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

Volume 35 of Washington Practice includes a long discussion of “insurance bad faith”, and of the relevant issues that may develop for attorneys in such cases.

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.

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