Medicaid vs. Medicare – What are the Differences, and When Am I Eligible?

Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Elder Care and Special Needs Law Practice Group, and Lori Kayne, the firm’s Geriatric Social Worker, will present “Medicaid vs. Medicare – What are the Differences, and When Am I Eligible?” virtually on Thursday, October 21, 2021, in partnership with Artis Senior Living of Princeton Junction.

Medicaid vs. Medicare 

Medicare vs. Medicaid – What’s are the Differences and When Am I Eligible?” provides a comprehensive breakdown on approaching the various issues that arise as one reaches retirement age and begins thinking about paying for medical care in the future. Learn the difference between the two health coverages, the eligibility requirements for each, and what to do if your loved one has significant health issues that have you concerned about paying for quality care without spending all your assets.

Discussion questions include:

  • What are Medicare A, B, and D, and what does each pay for medical care?
  • Should I choose traditional Medicare or an Advantage plan?
  • What is Medicaid, and what does it pay for medical care?
  • What is the Medicaid application process like?
  • How can a healthy spouse be protected from the cost of care?

When: Thursday, October 21, 2021

10:00 a.m.

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About Shana Siegel

Shana concentrates her practice in the area of elder law, focusing on representing seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families in connection with life care planning, public benefits, trust and estate planning, and long-term care advocacy. As one of the few Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in northern New Jersey to be certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), Shana has extensive experience in probate and estate administration, asset preservation, supplemental and special needs trusts, planning for disability, guardianship and estate litigation, resident rights, health care decision-making, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance appeals.

Shana has been involved in health and long-term care issues for over 25 years. She is a past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), where she regularly met with legislators and government officials on behalf of the elder law bar and their clients. In 2015, Shana was invited to join NAELA’s prestigious Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). Additionally, Shana is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the New Jersey State Bar Elder & Disability Law Section, and the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association. She is active with the Long Term Living Association, several local chambers of commerce, and Jewish philanthropies.

About Lori Kayne

Lori has been working as a Geriatric Social Worker in the healthcare field for over 20 years. At Norris McLaughlin she works in collaboration with an Elder Care Attorney to develop a detailed Life Care Plan that addresses the health, safety and care concerns of her clients as they impact their legal and financial planning. She and the attorney work with clients and their families for an extended period helping them navigate the healthcare maze and plan proactively.

Prior to joining the firm, Lori was a Geriatric Social Worker at WanderPolo & Siegel law firm. She also worked as a Geriatric Care Manager for Generations Counseling and Care Management and Senior Bridge where she conducted geriatric assessments, developed plans of care and provided supportive counseling to assist clients with adjustments to illness and changes in lifestyle. Prior to that she worked as a Discharge Planner in a variety of hospital and nursing home settings.

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