New Office Open House, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Camden County Chamber of Commerce Dedication In November 2013, we completed the move of our South Jersey office to a larger location. The move to a significantly larger office will allow us to continue to expand the elder and disability law services we offer our clients and their caregiver loved ones. Our Cherry Hill, NJ office is located at 425 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 We recently had our New Office Open House, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Camden County Chamber [...]
Dear Friend of the Firm: We wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year. I would like to take a few moments to reflect on the “year in elder law” and update you on our elder and disability law firm. Some of the highlights from the world of elder law in 2013 include: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – The website certainly got off to a rocky start. Still, the ACA is the law of the land. Medicaid Expansion will begin in NJ in 2014, as well as [...]
According to South Jersey Biz Best of Biz, "A record-breaking amount of nominations for our third annual Best of Biz contest has resulted in our largest list yet of the top names in South Jersey business." After the votes were tallied 90 organizations, both readers’ and editors’ picks, in dozens of categories were named to this year's Best of Biz 2013. Rothkoff Law Group named for elder law attorney in South Jersey. Thank you for your votes.
December 31, 2012 Dear Friend of the Firm: We wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year. I would like to take a few moments to reflect on the “year in elder law” and update you on our elder and disability law firm. Some of the highlights from the world of elder law in 2012 include: Affordable Care Act upheld – On June 28, 2012, the US Supreme Court announced their decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, upholding the vast majority of the [...]
Jerry Rothkoff has been elected President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association (LCPLFA) for the 2012-2013 year at its annual meeting held in Cleveland, OH on October 11-13, 2012. The LCPLFA is a national association comprised of law firm members who incorporate geriatric care coordination into their elder & disability law practice. The meeting was also attended by Janie-Deleon Male, Jacinda Graham, Alicia Kagan, Pam Rosenberger, and David Goldwasser. Janie Deleon Male was also elected to the LCPLFA Board of Directors.
A Huge Victory for Medicare Beneficiaries: Removal of the “Improvement Standard” by Jerold E. Rothkoff Some of you may have heard me say this before – That "failure to improve” should not be the deciding factor in terminating an individual’s Medicare skilled nursing benefit. Finally, Federal officials agree with this statement. Late last week, the Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have agreed to settle the “Improvement Standard” case of Jimmo v. Sebelius. Under the settlement agreement, which I have attached the link below, [...]
Elder Law Firm Name Changed to Rothkoff Law Group Effective September 1, 2012 our elder and disability law firm has changed our name to “Rothkoff Law Group”. Our new name more accurately represents what our firm has become over the last several years; a comprehensive elder and disability law group where you can consolidate much of your elder and disability law planning in one place. For several years, we have been providing public benefits, veteran benefits, estate, tax, long term care, care coordination, and disability planning, and many [...]
Firm Welcomes Benefits Specialist We are very pleased to welcome to our office Alicia Kagan as a Benefits Specialist. Alicia brings over 20 years of experience working as an advocate for the elderly and disabled. She previously served as the Coordinator for Alternate and Long Term Care at the Camden County Office of Aging and Disabled Services. Alicia's responsibilities include compiling and analyzing all necessary information needed to guide clients through the Medicaid process. Alicia's expertise is a welcome addition to the elder and disability services we provide. Her [...]
Jerold Rothkoff Named NJ 'Super Lawyer' Jerold E. Rothkoff was named a "New Jersey Super Lawyer" for 2012 by a selection process consisting of independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. He also has been nominated as President-Elect of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. A recent appearance by Mr. Rothkoff and members of his staff included the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association (LCPLFA) Unprogram held in Chicago, IL, on March 16. Accompanying Mr. Rothkoff were Janie- Deleon Male, Jacinda Graham, Jane Fearn- [...]
Welcome Our New Health Insurance Specialist, David Goldwasser Posted by: Jerold E. Rothkoff Posted Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012 15:47 We are very pleased to welcome to our office David Goldwasser as our Health Insurance Specialist. David brings over ten years of experience in health insurance advocacy and coordination. David previous served as the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Director for Camden County. David’s responsibilities include providing health insurance client advocacy and assisting clients in coordinating Medicare and other health insurance benefits for maximum coverage. With the changes [...]
2012 Elder Law Professional, Caregiver Seminars We want to thank all of our clients, their families, and professional friends and colleagues who have made our firm seminars so successful by attending our Professional and Caregiver Seminar Series over the previous four years. We will continue to offer continuing education credits to social workers, case managers and administrators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For the first time, RN credits will also be available. Please see the seminar flyers enclosed for all dates and times for the 2012 Seminars Series or [...]
Staff Receives Several Honors The law firm was a recent recipient of several honors, both regional and state-wide. Jerold E. Rothkoff and Janie De Leon-Male were recognized on November 16, 2011, with a Merit Award by James McCracken, New Jersey Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly, for their past contributions and ongoing support of the Tri-Regional Ethics Committee. Mr. Rothkoff also was named the top elder law attorney in South Jersey in the December 2011 issue of South Jersey Magazine. He was also was elected President-Elect of the Life Care Planning [...]
Firm Welcomes Health Insurance Specialist We are very pleased to welcome to our office David Goldwasser as our Health Insurance Specialist. David brings over ten years of experience in health insurance advocacy and coordination. He previously served as the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Director for Camden County. David's responsibilities include providing health insurance client advocacy and assisting clients in coordinating Medicare and other health insurance benefits for maximum coverage. David will help clients navigate the changes already in place as well as future changes to our health [...]
Jerry Rothkoff and Janie Deleon Male Receive Merit Awards From TREC Posted by: Jerold E. Rothkoff Posted Date: Sunday, December 4, 2011 11:30 Jerry Rothkoff and Janie Deleon Male have received Merit Awards from Tri-County Regional Medical Ethics Commitee (TREC). The awards are in recognition of Jerry and Janie's volunteer efforts in providing education training to members of both TREC and the general public. For more information on TREC, please visit http://njtrec.org/
MetLife Updates Landmark Study of Elder Financial Exploitation Posted by: Jerold E. Rothkoff Posted Date: Sunday, November 20, 2011 14:27 The study is a follow-up of MetLife's 2009 "Broken Trust: Elders, Family, and Finances" and examines the prevalence and impact of elder financial abuse in America today. It demonstrates how these crimes continue to decimate incomes, impact the health and well-being of its victims, and fracture families. Yet it still is under-reported, under-recognized, and under-prosecuted. Read the report - http://www.metlife.com/mmi/research/elder-financial-abuse.html#key findings