When the 7520 rate is low—as it has been for 15 years—opportunities for good planning abound. However, what about when the rate is high? Few estate planners have needed to ask themselves that question until very recently.
Many people think that estate planning and writing a will are the same. However, one is actually just part of the other.
After reviewing thousands of complaints about “confusing, misleading, and/or inaccurate” Medicare Advantage ads, and using “secret shoppers” to document deceptive telephone sales pitches, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is putting its foot down on Thursday.
That last will and testament you have tucked away? It may not be the last word on what happens to your stuff after you are gone. Instead, that legal document’s directives for doling out your wealth may be overruled by other paperwork and relevant laws.