Delaying Retirement

Are you dreaming about retiring and having more time with your children and grandchildren, playing more golf, gardening or traveling? When can you afford to retire and what will that new stage of your life look like? According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a growing number of baby boomers say they’ll retire after age… Continue reading Delaying Retirement

Medicare Prescription Card Fraud Takes a New Twist

HELENA – The latest scam against seniors is selling fake Medicare prescription cards to seniors under the new Federal Medicare Prescription Plan. Confusion surrounding the new and complex Medicare prescription drug benefit makes the elderly susceptible to scams popping up elsewhere, Montana state health officials warned Monday. Scam artists have been selling fake Medicare discount cards to seniors in Idaho… Continue reading Medicare Prescription Card Fraud Takes a New Twist

Filing an Age Discrimination Claim 

Age discrimination is against the law and employers have often tried to get around age discrimination claims by holding severance pay as a hostage to signing an age discrimination waiver. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued regulations regarding severance agreements that are signed by people who could file an age discrimination claim.  The employee now has an easier… Continue reading Filing an Age Discrimination Claim 

Elements of a Written Contract

Contract Elements – Contract Formationby: Fran Przyblewski   An introduction to contracts  The term “contract” can sound a bit ominous to many people.  Because of this, salespeople often use the term “agreement“, instead of the word “contract” because it is less intimidating.  However, whether you are signing an agreement or a contract, it still boils down to the same thing. … Continue reading Elements of a Written Contract

Senior Personal Injury – After the Accident

Personal Injury  “Personal Injury” is physical damage to your body. If you are like most Americans, you will probably be involved in an auto accident at some time in your life. Fortunately, few of us are routinely involved in such accidents, but that means that most people are not sure what to do or how to handle… Continue reading Senior Personal Injury – After the Accident

Social Security Disability Eligibility

WHEN IS A PERSON COVERED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIMS? By: Pitt Dickey – Attorney Social Security Disability Eligibility – This column will examine how the Social Security Administration determines the time period during which a person is eligible for Disability Insurance Benefits.  Previous columns have looked at the medical criteria used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine disability resulting from illness and… Continue reading Social Security Disability Eligibility