Will Your Medicare Premiums and Deductibles Increase in 2016?

By Diane Weinberg Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2016 premiums and deductibles for Medicare Parts A and B. While there is not an increase for most people, those turning 65 this year will likely have higher premiums. Here are the details… Part A – Inpatient hospital coverage The vast [...]

2016-01-06T06:44:21-05:00January 6th, 2016|Blog, Elder Law|

Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

Our small Alpharetta law firm is looking to hire an Administrative Assistant to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm. This Administrative Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of office duties. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Completes requests by greeting customers, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Ensures that the [...]

2016-12-22T06:23:40-05:00December 14th, 2015|Blog, Job Postings|

It’s Time to Act on the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

In September 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health took up H.R. 670, the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act. The act corrects a problem in the current law that assumes that all individuals with a disability lack the mental capacity to establish their own self-settled special needs trust (a stand alone special needs [...]

2016-12-22T06:23:41-05:00November 5th, 2015|Blog|

Comparison Shopping for Funeral Services

It often pays to shop around when it comes to the purchase of burial, cremation and funeral services. When a loved ones dies, it is normally a very emotionally difficult time to be making significant financial decisions, and the funeral industry knows this. It turns out that pricing information is only required by law to [...]

2016-12-22T06:23:43-05:00October 29th, 2015|Blog|

A Knitter’s Quest for a Soft Seat

Yes, I am a special breed of nerd – I am a knitter. I knit in conferences, car trips, and on plane rides. I have bags of UFO (unfinished objects) stashed around my home office and in my closet. I refuse to tell my husband how much yarn I actually have in my home office [...]

2016-12-22T06:23:44-05:00May 11th, 2015|Blog|

“The Accidental Superpower” by Peter Zeihan

As I have gotten older, I love to learn more and more.  The current book I am reading is not just good but rather mind altering as to how I see our world’s past and future.  I can now make more sense of the Middle East’s chaos and have a sense as to why our [...]

2015-04-27T11:23:46-04:00April 27th, 2015|Blog|

More about A Mensch in our own backyard!

I was able to speak with Steve Baumgartner directly about his kidney donation, and I was so fascinated with what he did and its impact, I am doing another blog post on this topic.  Basically, he decided to do something nice by donating a kidney, and his plan was to let Piedmont Hospital choose the [...]

2016-12-22T06:23:44-05:00March 31st, 2015|Blog|