Estate Planning Attorney in Milwaukee
In 2014, the rules regulating the Wisconsin Estate Recovery program were updated to allow Medicaid and other long-term care insurance programs to recover funds from recipients of such coverage after they have passed on by claiming parts of their estates. This was part of Wisconsin Act 20, which covered state finances and appropriations regarding the 2013 legislature's budget. The money recovered through this program is used to support Medicaid and other similar programs such as BadgerCare Plus, Community Options Program, and services provided by the Wisconsin Chronic Disease Program.
In Wisconsin, approximately 50 percent of the state's Medicaid budget is spent on long-term care services. By reinvesting some of its recipients' money into the program, Medicaid can continue to provide quality long-term care for Wisconsin residents.