All Press Releases for March 17, 2006

Cynthia Sharp, Esquire, to Guest Speak at Upcoming Medicaid and Elder Law Issues Seminar Lorman Education Services to Feature Elder Law Attorney at Its Estate Planning Symposium

Estate planning professionals in the greater Philadelphia region will want to set aside March 8, 2006 on their calendars.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ, March 17, 2006 — Estate planning professionals in the greater Philadelphia region will want to set aside March 8, 2006 on their calendars. That Wednesday, continuing education provider Lorman Education Services will conduct a Medicaid and Elder Law Issues seminar at the Wyndham Hotel in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The all-day symposium will feature elder law and estate planning attorney Cynthia Sharp as one of its guest speakers. Professionals with clients needing help in long-term care planning who are interested in attending the event can visit Lorman Education Services' seminars online at Additional information regarding Attorney Sharp's areas of legal expertise can be found at her website:

Slated to fill the Medicaid and elder law agenda's 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. slot, Cynthia Sharp, Esquire, will speak on the topics of Planning for Incapacity and the Medicare Modernization Act. More specifically, she will discuss such incapacitation issues as Who the Client Is, Title of Assets, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney and HIPAA. On the Medicare Modernization Act front, she will address the topic of Medicare Basics and provide an overview of Medicare Part D.

A 2005 survey conducted by revealed that a full two-thirds of Americans, or 67 percent of the population, lack a living will to protect them in the event that they become incapacitated or terminally ill. This statistic proves even more eye-opening when estimates such as this one are taken into consideration: 20-40 percent of Americans will become incapacitated before they die. Clearly, the nation's citizens are ill-prepared to navigate the incapacitation obstacles they are so likely to face at some point in their lifetimes. As an estate planning attorney, Cynthia Sharp, Esquire, aims to provide Americans with the compass they need to overcome such hurdles and the Lorman Education Services' seminar will provide her with the opportunity to do just that.

As if these incapacitation issues weren't daunting enough, recent Medicare law changes have made estate and eldercare planning even more complicated. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the landmark legislation proposed in the Medicare Modernization Act provides seniors and individuals with disabilities with a prescription drug benefit, more choices and better benefits under Medicare. Understanding those benefits and choices, however, is the key to making the right decisions. By equipping those professionals who daily deal with clients needing long-term care planning assistance with an overview of Medicare's basics, the Medicaid Modernization Act portion of Attorney Sharp's seminar discussion will serve as a springboard in helping the elderly and disabled make the right Medicare decisions.

For more information on Cynthia Sharp's appearance at the Wyndham Hotel in Mount Laurel, contact Tinamarie Lutts at (856) 546-5666 or email her at To learn how you can sign up for the seminar, visit Lorman Education Services online at

Tinamarie R. Lutts
208 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
(856) 546-5666

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