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Happy Summer!
Haven't we been blessed to live in such a beautiful part of MI? So many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends. Adventures abound at Carrier Law, too! Join us on Friday, August 10th from 4pm-7pm for our 3rd Annual Carriers Classic Car Cruise-In . Yesterdog will be back, DJ Matt will be taking requests, silent auction to benefit The Walk To End Alzheimer's , vendors, games, and of course the classic cars.
Click here to register and join the fun.
Medicaid Applicant Who Began Paying Her Daughter After Two Years of Free Caregiving Receives Penalty Period 
E.B. moved in with her daughter, J.W. After E.B. was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, she needed a constant companion, and J.W. quit her job to care for her mother. After two years, J.W. began paying herself for companion services from her mother's savings. J.W. did not keep track of the services she provided or the days and hours. E.B. eventually moved in to a nursing home, and applied for Medicaid. The state determined that the payment of $69,211.90 for companion services over two years was an uncompensated transfer of assets and assessed a transfer penalty. E. B. appealed. Click here to read what happened.
Where’s My New Medicare Card? How to Find Out the Status
 To prevent fraud and fight identity theft, the federal government is issuing new cards to all Medicare beneficiaries that will no longer have beneficiaries' Social Security numbers on them. The government began mailing the cards in April 2018 and the new cards should be completely distributed by April 2019. The cards are being mailed in phases based on the state the beneficiary lives in. Michigan is being mailed now and it takes at least one month to finish mailing. If your mailing address is not up to date, visit , or go to your local social security office to update it. Click here for more information.
Laurel Stiehl - One of "The Team" Serving Our Families
Laurel has worn many hats in our organization in various client service positions." Laurel has been with the firm when we only had a handful of team members," said David. "And she's grown with us and helped the new team members along. She's great at planning and organizing, from supplies to the team lunches!"
"It's been very fulfilling to work at the firm," said Laurel. "I had worked at more "traditional" law firms. Here our focus is on the client and service and we have some fun along the way! I have been involved in the Valentine flower deliveries we do each year to our nursing home families. It's a lot of organizing and planning to deliver over 100 bouquets. I love that we take the time to bring joy to these families." "We couldn't do it without her," added David. If you've had the pleasure of meeting Laurel, please click here to send her a note.
When You Hear "Wet Burrito" and Margarita Does Your Mouth Water?
We are teaming up with Beltline Bar for a fundraiser to support the Walk To End Alzheimer's. 15% of your in-house food and beverage purchases, on the specified date/time, will go to support the Walk To End Alzheimer’s.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 4pm - 8pm
16 28th St SE, Grand Rapids
Please present to the staff the flyer at the bottom of this newsletter or click here to print. You must give it when paying your guest check, or it won't be credited to our fundraiser. Unfortunately they will only accept paper form, not a picture on your phone. Share the flyer with everyone you know and join us for a grand ole' time!
2019 Medicare Open Enrollment - Visiting Expert Workshop
This is the one time of the year when anyone with Medicare can make changes to their health and prescription drug plans for 2019. Join our Visiting Expert, Nancy Courser, CLTC, CSFP® and she’ll help us get through it together.
Grand Rapids - Thursday, Sept 13 at 3:00pm
Holland - Wednesday, October 3 at 11:00am
Click here to reserve your seat or call 616-361-8400.
Note: This workshop is for educational purposes only and no health plan benefits will be discussed.
SAVE THE DATE: Third Annual Carrier's Classic Car Cruise-In
Friday, August 10th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
No brylcreem or poodle skirts required! Cars, Music, Food, Games, Vendors and Fun for the whole family. Don't forget to bid on our silent auction items...all to benefit the Walk To End Alzheimer's
Click here to register. We want to make sure your name badge is ready!
Do you have a car you would like to display or know someone who has a classic car? Free registration and the first 50 cars receive a commemorative dash plaque. Email Kris the year, make and model.
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