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Seniors lose average of $30,000 to financial scammers

Senior victims of financial abuse report losing big money to scammers, caregivers and even their family members.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Begins November 15

If you're a Medicaid beneficiary, stop reading now. The following doesn't apply to you. But if you're someone who purchased insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (aka Obamacare), you will need to participate in the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment process. This means going back to HealthCare.gov, reaching out to the call center, or visiting with an in-person assister to make sure you choose the plan that best meets your needs starting November 15. 

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October 20 - 26 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Congress has designated the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week to encourage everyone to develop an estate plan to protect family assets. Estate planning is for everyone, not just for the wealthy.

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Aging America: Stuck in the Middle

Senior citizens whose finances fall IN THE MIDDLE -- not rich, not poor -- can find themselves in a real bind if they need home care. And their loved ones can find themselves caught in the middle as well. 

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2015 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles to Remain the Same as Last Two Years

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Burwell announced today that next year’s standard Medicare Part B monthly premium and deductible will remain the same as the last two years. Premiums, copays and deductibles for other Medicare programs for 2015 were also announced.

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Press Releases

March 3, 2014: Free Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors Now Available 

November 19, 2013: Geriatric Professionals Gather for 2013 Time Out Workshop

July 15, 2013: 75 Professionals Attend Lipscomb Conference

June 25, 2013: Tim Takacs Named to Best Lawyers List 2013

May 29, 2013: Long-Term Healthcare Costs for Older Adults Topic of June 20 Conference at Lipscomb University    

Citizens Encouraged to Unleash the Power of Age during Older Americans Month

April 14, 2013: National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 Urges Americans to Make Their Wishes Known 

March 13, 2013: Local Social Worker Promotes Resilience and Advocacy

December 5, 2012: Takacs Receives Multiple Honors from Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine

November 27, 2012: Time Out Workshop Draws Geriatric Professionals from throughout Tennessee

November 14, 2012: 20 Topics to Discuss with Your Health Care Agent

November 6, 2012: November is National Family Caregivers Month

October 18, 2012: Timothy L. Takacs Celebrates 20 Years in Private Practice

October 2, 2012: Long-term Care Residents Honored During Residents’ Rights Month, October 2012

September 20, 2012: First Day of Fall Brings Renewed Emphasis on Fall Prevention

August 23, 2012: McCord Earns Certificate in Elder Care Coordination

August 7, 2012: Elder Law Practice Adds LegalVault to Service Lineup

June 26, 2012: Elder Law Practice Hosts Ethics Conference

May 30, 2012: Takacs Named to 2012 Best Lawyers List

May 11, 2012: Elder Law Practice Marks National Elder Law Month with Free Community Presentations

November 15, 2011: Takacs Named to 2012 U.S. News Best Lawyers List

September 12, 2011: Barbara Boone McGinnis joins Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs

June 23, 2011: Government Benefits Workshop Draws Geriatric Professionals

May 6, 2011: Elder Law Practice Works to Raises Heart Attack Awareness in Elderly Women

December 3, 2010: Elder Law Practice sponsors professional education workshop

December 1, 2010: Tim Takacs recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine for fifth consecutive year

August 13, 2010: Medicare & Medicaid Turn 45

June 25, 2010: Takacs Named to 2010 Best Lawyers List

May 26, 2010: Health Care Reform Offers Hope for Seniors

November 21, 2009: Middle Tennessee Geriatric Professionals Gather for Time Out Workshop

September 29, 2009: Takacs to Deliver VA Benefit Accreditation Course

August 19, 2009: Takacs Recognized in 2009 Super Lawyers Magazine

July 23, 2009: Dementia Conference Draws Professional and Family Caregivers

April 19, 2009: Takacs Presents 20th Educational Program

December 22, 2008: Takacs Profiled in Legal Journal

December 19, 2008: Tim Takacs Recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine

October 7, 2008: Takacs Named to Best Lawyers List 2009

Fall 2008: "Tim Takacs: The Man Behind the Bow Tie" a profile of Tim that appeared in NAELA News, the professional journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Also in this issue: "The Veterans Affairs Benefit Nobody Knows About: Copayments for Extended Care Services," an article written by Tim.

August 2008: An article by Tim Takacs on his innovative elder-centered approach to the practice of elder law appeared in the August 2008 issue of the Nashville Bar Journal.

June 2008: Tim Takacs was profiled in the summer 2008 issue of Vanderbilt Lawyer.

November 1, 2007: Medicare Drug Plan: Important Deadline Looming

October 29, 2007: Takacs Authors Guide to Elder Law Practice

September 21, 2007: Takacs Receives National & Regional Honors

August 8, 2007: Local Elder Law Attorney Leads in Life Care Plan Movement

May 16, 2007: Timothy L. Takacs Receives Recognition at 2007 NAELA Symposium

May 15, 2007: Alzheimer's Support Group Hosts Elder Law Speaker

September 18, 2006: Elder Law Practice Launches Professional Education Website

October 9, 2006: Takacs Named to 2007 Best Lawyers List