Blog Posts

Welcome to the Joseph L. Motta blog where we post articles relevant to our specialty practice areas of estate planning, long term care planning, Medicaid planning, special needs planning, wills, trusts and estate planning documents. We also post local events where we'll be speaking or taking questions in and around the Avon Lake, Ohio area. If you are looking for a specific article, or content to fit a particular period of life, use the categories below to filter our posts by category, or the search feature to enter something more specific. 

Know The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

Although Medicaid and Medicare are both public health insurance programs, they have essential differences. Medicare is a federal program for older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with end-stage renal failure. Medicaid is federal-state assistance for those with limited incomes.  Read More ...

Medicare Vs. Medicare Advantage. What is Right For You?

Recent research by the Kaiser Family Foundation examined the differences between traditional Medicare Vs. Medicare Advantage. While people in either program were similarly satisfied with their care and overall care coordination, some distinctions became apparent. Traditional Medicare’s Strengths Traditional Medicare Read More ...

Medicaid’s Power to Recoup Benefits Paid: Estate Recovery and Liens

Federal law requires the state to attempt to recover the long-term care benefits from a Medicaid recipient's estate after the recipient's death. If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house, it may need to be sold to settle the claim. For Read More ...

Qualify For Medicaid While Supporting Your Child With Disabilities

If you have a child with a disability, providing for them into the future will likely stand among your top priorities. However, if you also wish to apply for Medicaid to cover your own long-term care expenses, first consider establishing Read More ...