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October 18, 2017

          This article will discuss the basics of a New York State Partnership Plan Long Term Care Insurance Policy. According to statistics, at least 70 percent of people over age 65 will require some long-term care services at some point in their lives. Furthermore, Medicare and health insurance do not fully cover the long-term care services that most individuals need.

         A partnership program is a partnership between an insurance company, a state and residents of the state who buy a long-term care partnership insurance policy. Depending on the partnership policy, an individual could apply for Medicaid, even if he or she had sufficient assets to pay for his or her...

September 14, 2017

          A recent decision out of the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, highlights the ongoing efforts of plaintiffs’ attorneys in New York to obtain nursing homes’ confidential records. When there is an incident at a nursing home, nursing homes often generate various incident reports and other quality assurance documentation regardless of whether there is any negligence or wrongdoing on behalf of the nursing home and its personnel. The purpose of this documentation is to permit review of nursing home practices and personnel and improve the quality of care at the nursing home.

          Plaintiffs’ attorneys, for obvious reasons, are eager to obtain qu...

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