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2019 NJ Medicaid income limits


New Jersey’s Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS), the state agency that administers Medicaid, released 2019 NJ Medicaid income eligibility standards today. The new standards raise the income limits for a variety of Medicaid programs.  Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) is the … Continue reading


Taxation of Settlements


Per Internal Revenue Code section 61 all income is subject to income tax unless excluded in tax law. Therefore, a settlement is taxable income unless the taxpayer proves that an exception applies. Internal Revenue Code section 104 provides that damages that compensate an individual for personal physical injuries or physical … Continue reading


Should You Choose Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan?


Medicare Primer Original Medicare covers hospitalization, professional fees and other common health care costs.  Many participants in Original Medicare also purchase Medicare Supplement (a.k.a. Medigap) insurance policies to cover Original Medicare’s deductibles and co-payments and expand coverage for blood and international travel.  Unlike Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans are sold … Continue reading


Affordable Care Act Portal Can Help You Find Health Insurance


Governor Murphy’s Administration announced that the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period runs through Dec. 15, and http://www.GetCovered.NJ.gov provides a portal for New Jersey residents seeking health insurance coverage. The site addresses plan options, financial assistance and contact information for New Jersey residents seeking health insurance.  The New Jersey Department of … Continue reading


Medicare Open Enrollment, Original Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Part C Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Donut Hole Partially Plugged


The following article was written by guest author Lindsay Engle, editor of Medicare FAQ, and Lindsay is solely  responsible for its content.  As with all our blog posts, please remember that this website provides general information that isn’t tailored to your particular situation and may not take into account updates, … Continue reading


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