Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Impact of Tax Reform on Special Needs Planning


By James McCarten, Esq. As a 2017 holiday present to taxpayers, Congress passed tax legislation that your representatives, senators and many tax professionals have described as the most significant overhaul of our tax laws since 1986, when President Ronald Reagan's tax bill was passed. What follows is an overview of those provisions of what was [...]

The Impact of Tax Reform on Special Needs Planning2020-07-10T13:42:43-04:00

Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Under Medicare and Medicaid


By Amy C. O`Hara, CELA There are an estimated 11.4 million individuals receiving services through both Medicare and Medicaid. These individuals, or “dual eligible beneficiaries,” are among some of the most vulnerable members of the patient population, due to a combination of low income and a high incidence of chronic health conditions. However, dual eligible [...]

Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Under Medicare and Medicaid2020-07-13T10:26:40-04:00

Connecting Through Sports


By Scott Suzuki, Esq. Scott Suzuki (in white shirt) has been a Special Olympics basketball coach for over 15 years. The recent Winter Olympics reminded us that competitive athletics can bridge differences of many kinds. Special Olympics, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer, has long understood that sports can be a powerful mechanism [...]

Connecting Through Sports2020-07-09T09:39:09-04:00

SNT Beneficiaries on the Move: Second in a Series


The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment of The Voice was written by Special Needs Alliance member Kristen M. Lewis, Esq., who practices in Atlanta, Georgia at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Kristen is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). She is a frequent national speaker on special needs planning, and serves on the Boards of numerous non-profits that support individuals with disabilities and their families. In her vast amounts of free time, she trains certified service dogs for Canine Assistants in Milton, Georgia.

SNT Beneficiaries on the Move: Second in a Series2020-07-13T10:11:05-04:00