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FREE ALTCS Assessment

Find out if you are potentially eligible for ALTCS.

FREE IOT Need Assessment

Find out if you may need an Income-Only Trust.

Becoming Income Eligible for ALTCS When You’re Over the Limit

Using the income-only trust (AKA: Miller Trust) to income qualify for ALTCS.

It has been a fast moving New Year!

On January 1, 2015, the following Eligibility Standards Changes occurred: Federal Benefit Rates (FBR) Change 2014 2015 Individual FBR Increase $721.00 $733.00 Couple FBR Increase $1082.00 $1100.00 ALTCS Income Limit Increase $2163.00 $2199.00 Child Allocation Increase...

3 Tips about Health Coverage & Your Taxes

Your health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace may affect your taxes: • If anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Marketplace in 2014, you’ll need some new information when you file your federal income taxes. • If you didn’t have...

Frequently Asked Question – 01/20/15

A question we are frequently asked ... Does ALTCS take my loved one's income when they qualify for ALTCS benefits? The answer to that question is NO. They don't TAKE the income. But they do assess a cost of care based on the ALTCS' members income. There is a myth that...

2017 ALTCS Numbers Update

Find out the year 2017 ALTCS standards for income limits, personal needs allowance, and spousal resource deductions.

2018 Becoming a Paid Caregiver

You can become a paid caregiver for your loved one and ALTCS Planning.net is here to help. UPDATED 07/30/2018 It's a new year with new information! Find below updated information on becoming a paid caregiver for a friend or family member on ALTCS.* Step 1:...

2016 ALTCS and Medicare Savings Plan Updates

Provides updated numbers for ALTCS and Medicare Savings Plans effective January and February 2016

Spring Updates!

On February 1, 2015, the following Eligibility Standards Changes occurred: SSI-MAO Non-Cash and Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) income standards increased from $973.00 to $981.00 for a one (1) person household and $1311.00 to $1328.00 for a two (2) person...

February 2018 – ALTCS & Medicare Savings Plan Guidelines

PDF version of this information As of February 1, 2018 (blue text only updated in February 2018) ALTCS Individual Standards $2,250.00—ALTCS Monthly Income Limit $2,000.00—Resource Limit Medicare Savings Plan Individual Standards $1,012.00—QMB Income Limit...

5 Ways for Healthcare Providers to Get Ready for New Medicare Cards

Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.

Applying for ALTCS on your own

Already taken our ALTCS Eligibility Assessment and found out you can apply on your own? Find the resources here to apply.

Navigating ALTCS: What Consumers Need to Know

FOUR things to keep in mind regarding ALTCS medical eligibility (PAS – Pre-Admission Screening) – eligibility getting tougher, medical records needed, request them in advance, journal your caregiving

NON-COVERED MEDICAL EXPENSES

NON-COVERED MEDICAL EXPENSES

ALTCS does not cover some medical-related expenses BUT they do allow a customer to submit those expenses and have them deducted from the Share of Cost so the customer can pay the bill him/herself.

Navigating ALTCS: What Consumers Need to Know – ALTCS Medical Eligibility

Navigating ALTCS: What Consumers Need to Know. 7 out of 10 applicants are denied for ALTCS the first time they apply. ALTCS Medical Eligibility.

Year 2015 ALTCS/Medicare Savings Program Standards

The 2015 ALTCS and Medicare Savings Plan standards are listed in this blog. Some of the standards change in January and those are included, too.

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