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Breakout Session 6 [clear filter]
Thursday, April 23

10:45am EDT

Breakout Session 6A: Forewarned is Forearmed: Preserving Government Benefits
This session will introduce participants to some of the most restrictive Medicaid regulations governing special needs trusts in the country. Additionally, it will evaluate the approaches used from an advocacy, legislative and litigation standpoint to address the ongoing challenges such regulations cause trustees of special needs trusts.


Elizabeth Shea

Esquire of Counsel, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
Elizabeth Shea is Of Counsel to the firm. She is a healthcare advocate with extensive experience in human services, particularly in the area of developmental disabilities. Ms. Shea has extensive subject matter expertise in the areas of federal and state Medicaid, including 1915(c... Read More →

Beth Barnhard

Shareholder, Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law
Beth L. Barnhard is a Shareholder and member of the Trusts & Estates Group at Stark & Stark. Ms. Barnhard concentrates her practice in the areas of elder and disability law, including Medicaid asset preservations plans, applications, administrative Fair Hearings and appeals; Medicaid... Read More →

Thursday April 23, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am EDT

10:45am EDT

Breakout Session 6B: Managing Beneficiary Expectations
The presentation will go over the importance of establishing distribution policy and procedure to help set expectations that are predictable and consistent for beneficiaries and their families.


Eric DeGroot

Associate Executive Director, Wispact
Eric DeGroot is currently employed as the Associate Director at WisPACT. In this position he provides direction and oversight as it relates to the management of the organization. He studied Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Oxford University UK. Prior to working... Read More →

Thursday April 23, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am EDT