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Workers’ Comp MSA Review Contractor Transition Webinar on March 7th

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Financial Services Group (CMS) has announced that effective March 19, 2018, a new contractor will assume responsibility of the Workers’ Compensation Review Contract (WCRC) functions. In order to provide all stakeholders pertinent information […]

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Setting Up a Trust? What You Need to Know About Joinder Agreements

At Milestone, our settlement planning experts frequently help individuals and families set up pooled special needs trusts to comply with government benefits like Medicaid. In a nutshell, a pooled trust is administered by a nonprofit organization to manage and protect […]

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The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

The United States government has established numerous programs to provide health coverage and other benefits to certain groups of people. Two of those programs, Medicare and Medicaid, sound very similar but vary in the individuals they assist. Below are the […]

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This Tax Season, There’s a New Scam You Need to Know About

Every year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) discovers an innovative tax scam that threatens the identify and security of tax filers. This year, the new filing scam is so sneaky, the IRS is urging tax professionals to step up security […]

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SSI, SSDI, & Social Security: What’s the Difference?

There are a variety of ways in which the federal government provides financial assistance to people who are unable to work — whether they’re blind, of retirement age, or they have physical and/or cognitive challenges. If you or a family […]

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Planning for College with a Settlement? Consider this Tool.

At Milestone, our settlement planning experts often assist clients with establishing college savings plans. For example, parents who receive a wrongful death settlement involving the loss of their spouse sometimes take a portion of the recovery and put it aside […]

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Know Your Options: Higher Education Planning for Veterans

A college education is a common denominator for many young people. In fact, more than 20 million students attended colleges and universities in the United States in the fall of 2017, constituting an increase of about 5.1 million since 2000. […]

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“The Only Thing Stronger than Fear” – A Guest Post by the Impact Fund

The Impact Fund Delivers Hope in the Form of Impact Litigation By Amy Daniewicz 2017 was a painful year. We experienced existential threats to our planet from climate change made real by fire and flood. We faced political threats to […]

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The Bairs Foundation Reaches HuffPost

Since we began the Bairs Foundation in late 2016, one of the challenges we have faced (like many new not-for-profit organizations) has been getting the word out. We’re the first nonprofit in the non-recourse lending space, and we’re looking to […]

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Living Safer Looks at the Future of the Home

There’s a gadget for just about everything these days. Virtual assistants, smart sprinklers, and even a Wi-Fi pause button — they’re all real-world devices featured in the newest edition of Living Safer magazine. But the issue doesn’t just list the […]