Florida Do Not Call List

It used to be that telemarketers interrupted my dinner. Now, they’re interfering with something I often value more than food – sleep. I don’t know what’s happening at your house, but I’ve noticed that the calls are coming later and later. Many times, just minutes after both of my children have FINALLY drifted off to… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Disease

According to Merriam-Webster, Alzheimer’s is defined as “a degenerative brain disease of unknown cause that is the most common form of dementia, that usually starts in late middle age or in old age, that results in progressive memory loss, impaired thinking, disorientation, and changes in personality and mood, and that is marked histologically by the… Read more »

New Justice Department Memo on Same-Sex Marriage

During a weekend speech at the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his plans to issue a new memo today to Justice Department employees regarding same-sex marriage. This memorandum comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in US v. Windsor finding part of the Defense… Read more »

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

Legally married same-sex spouses of Federal employees and annuitants are now qualified relatives eligible to apply for Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program coverage, regardless of their state of residency. This is one of the latest results from the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling in June that a portion of the federal Defense… Read more »

Deed Processing Notice Scam

An estate planning client of ours who had recently been in to update her estate plan, contacted us regarding a “DEED PROCESSING NOTICE” she just received in the mail. Interestingly enough, the client had changed the title to her property as part of the estate plan update. The layout of the notice looks very much… Read more »

Phone Scam

The Lee County Sherriff’s Office is reporting that Hispanic families are being targeted in a phone scam. The male con artist, speaking in Spanish to his victim, makes contact and threatens harm to a family member is a ransom is not paid. In the cases reported, the caller did have personal information about the victim’s… Read more »

Approved Care Waivers

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved the managed care waivers the state of Florida was hoping for. In a letter dated February 1, 2013, CMS approved the state’s plan to require mandatory enrollment of individuals into managed care plans statewide. The waivers are effective for the three year period beginning July… Read more »