Monthly Archives: January 2016

Expanded Medicare Coverage for End-Of-Life Care Planning

January 29, 2016

Starting January 1, 2016, Medicare is expanding coverage to include “advance care planning.”  Advance care planning is designed to help individuals identify their health care options for end-of-life care and determine which option best fits their needs and wishes.  Often, this may include creating or updating a living will that clearly reflects the individual’s preferences […]

Steps to Take When a Loved One Dies

The death of a loved one is often met with a period of grief and adjustment. Determining what must be done to wind up the decedent’s financial affairs can be overwhelming, especially during this time.  The following are some steps that should be considered when a loved one dies: Final Arrangements.  The most immediate task […]

Saving for Disability Related Expenses – Iowa Able Accounts

In 2015, Iowa enacted the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act, which allows tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities to pay for certain qualified expenses related to their disability. The ABLE accounts are expected to be available for Iowa residents beginning July 1, 2016.  ABLE accounts are modeled after 529 college tuition savings […]

Guy Cook named one of Drake Law School’s “150 in 150.”

January 4, 2016

Grefe & Sidney is proud to announce that Guy Cook was named as one of Drake Law School’s “150 in 150.”  In recognition of Drake’s 150 year anniversary, the school is “celebrating individuals who have best demonstrated the values of the Law School and have helped shape Drake Law.”  Guy, past president of the Iowa […]