Estate recovery: how the state gets paid back

Estate recovery is how the State of Wisconsin gets paid back for long-term care Medicaid benefits. If you or a loved one is elderly, blind, or disabled and might need help paying for long-term care, you should know about estate recovery. The Estate Recovery Program operates under laws allowing the Wisconsin Department of Health Services… Continue reading Estate recovery: how the state gets paid back

Who is Medicaid for?

“Isn’t Medicaid for poor people?” “If your business is helping people apply for Medicaid, how do you get paid?” I’ve heard these and similar comments a number of times over the past few months. They are often the first questions after I explain what I do to friends and family. Most people know that Medicaid… Continue reading Who is Medicaid for?

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a government benefit that pays for health care for the needy. “The needy” includes elderly, blind, or disabled people who fall into one of two groups. The first group can’t afford health care because they have very low income and no assets (called “categorically needy” in Medicaid lingo). The second group can’t afford… Continue reading What is Medicaid?