SBO Trust Part 2: Meaning Revealed

By Doug Chalgian on July 31, 2020

Just a month ago I wrote about new DHHS policy re the treatment of “solely for the benefit” trusts (aka, “SBO trusts") in Medicaid planning.  [See SBO Trusts...

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PACE Adopts Divestment Rules

By Doug Chalgian on March 17, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced that beginning July 1, 2020, Medicaid divestment rules will apply to PACE programs. PACE is the Program for...

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April Brings BEM Change on Promissory Notes

By Doug Chalgian on March 3, 2020

A "BEM Item" is a written rule used by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to determine eligibility for Medicaid benefits.   BEM Item 400 (aka "BEM...

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Doug Chalgian

About The Author: Doug Chalgian

I am an estate planning, probate litigating, elder law attorney. This is a blog for clients and professional colleagues. In it I offer my ideas about the state of the law and the practice of law. I believe we are living through a unique period during which the law (which is traditionally slow to change) and society are attempting to evolve to address the explosion of people living long lives. I find these developments fascinating and enjoy being involved in this evolution.