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On Election Day this November 7th, New York State voters will be asked to vote Yes or No for the State to hold a Constitutional Convention. You have likely already seen commercials and bumper stickers on this subject and just as likely, have no idea what it really means. You are not alone. Most people do not know what this is all about, let alone how to vote. So we will break it down for you...

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GDGC News and Events

October 2017

 

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10.3.17 Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener is speaking at HIA-LI's Annual Health and Wellness Conference, leading the breakout session entititled Elder Care is the New Child Care℠. ...

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In a last ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-L.A.) have put forth a new bill which can be passed by a simple majority of the Senate but only up until September 30th.

 

What You Need to Know:

♦       Medicaid funding will be capped and each state will receive a block grant to administer how the state...

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Advocates for the disabled have long pushed for an easier way for disabled individuals to save small amounts of money in a savings account without disrupting their eligibility for government benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law, but it was left up to each state to implement the program....

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 GDGC Around Long Island

 

 

9.6.17 Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener will be conducting a Lunch & Learn webinar for SHRM-LI members from 2:30 - 3:00 PM on Asset Protection Planning with Special Guest, GDGC Senior Associate Marcus O'Toole-Gelo.

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There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding Powers of Attorney since 2009 when major changes were made to the law, including the addition of the Statutory Gifts Rider. This is a separate document which is executed simultaneously with the Power of Attorney. The Statutory Gifts Rider...

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Imagine this scenario:  you are the parent of a college student. Your telephone rings one evening and on the other end is your child’s roommate telling you that your child was just rushed to the emergency room. You call the hospital for information and identify yourself as the parent.  The hospital advises you that because your child is 18, they cannot provide you with any information.  It is...

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The implementation of Paid Family Leave in New York State may help individuals who are caring for elderly family members.  However, it does not eliminate problems for the working elder caregiver.  In fact, not planning ahead can cause even more headaches for an elder caregiver who is requesting time off under Paid Family Leave.

It is critical that your aging loved ones execute...

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Paid Family Leave:
What Does it Mean for Employers & Employees?
July 12, 2017 at 8:00AM

 

 

GDGC Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener will serve as a panelist at this important SHRM-LI seminar covering the legal, financial and insurance components of the...

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New York State is one of the first states in the nation to enact a paid family leave benefit law and to expand the definition of family caregiving to include elder care.  Governor Cuomo’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law applies to all businesses, regardless of size, and will be phased in over the next four years beginning in January 2018.

This is a groundbreaking benefit for family and...

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Managed Long Term Care at Home:  Proactive Action Required to Expedite Benefits

There are two components to a Medicaid Home Care application: the financial eligibility review and the medical assessment to determine the appropriate number of hours of home health aide services. Recent events have led to a dramatic back-log of medical assessments, causing applicants to incur greater...

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After a 3 day or more in-patient hospital stay, an individual transferred from a hospital directly to a nursing home or rehabilitation center is entitled to Medicare coverage for a certain period of time. However, individuals kept on “observation” status are not entitled to such...

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Bed-Hold: On Hold
SNFs Will Continue to be Paid for Bed-Hold Days Until Further Notice

 

Governor Cuomo’s goal of saving $18 million annually by eliminating bed-hold was passed in the April New York State budget but is now on hold.  Once implemented, SNFs with a 95% or greater census holding a resident’s bed due to the resident’s hospitalization will no...

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We are pleased to announce that GDGC Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq. received the Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law  Outstanding Woman in Law Award for 2017.This is a well-deserved achievement for Melissa in recognition of her continued selfless advocacy for seniors on Long Island and meaningful contributions to the legal community. ...

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Anne Recht, Geriatric Care Manager and CEO of AMR Care Group, will be hosting free consultations at GDGC's Susan C. Snowe Caregiver Resource Center each Thursday in May. 

AMR Care Group's Geriatric Care Managers are trained to assess, plan, monitor and coordinate services for the elderly and their families.

 

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