201612.20
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Many Have High Hopes for the 21st Century Cures Act

On December 8, Congress sent the 21st Century Cures Act to President Obama’s desk. The Act aims to fund and vastly expand medical research as well as expedite the approval of new medications and medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration. This bill enjoyed broad bipartisan support and passed the U.S. House of Representatives…

201612.20
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Reflecting on Our Growth in 2016

2016 has been a remarkable year for IKOR. As many of us gather with family and friends this week and reflect on what we are thankful for, we want to take a moment to share our journey in 2016 with you. Nearly 20 years ago, IKOR was founded with the mission of helping seniors and…

201611.21
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Helping Veteran Clients Receive Their VA Benefits

Veterans are eligible to receive a number of federal benefits upon separation from active military service. Unfortunately, signing up for benefits, or knowing what benefits a veteran is eligible for, is not a straightforward process. If you have veteran clients, this article will help you understand what resources are available so they can sign up for their benefits.

201611.21
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Resources to Combat Scams

The holiday hustle and bustle, along with our heightened sense of generosity, makes this a lucrative time of year for scammers. While it can be impossible to keep track of all the new scams, the vast majority of scams share some common characteristics. Knowing what to look for is the first line of defense against scammers.

201610.18
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Recognizing and Preventing Financial Exploitation Targeting Seniors

As the baby boomers move steadily into their golden years, approximately 1 in 10 will find themselves the victim of financial exploitation. A MetLife study estimated that financial exploitation costs U.S. seniors approximately $2.9 billion annually. A later study by Allianz Life found the average victim loses $30,000. Despite increased awareness and better safeguards, the problem…

201610.18
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Helping Seniors Avoid Identity Theft

Identity theft is an ever-increasing problem, especially for seniors. According to data from the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, the number of seniors reporting identity theft has nearly doubled since 2013 with a record 185,673 reports to law enforcement agencies in 2015. Seniors tend to be targets of identity thieves for a number of…

201609.13
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What It Means to Be an Advocate

Darleen is in her early 80s, and like many her age, the passage of time has started to take its toll. While mentally as sharp as ever, Darleen’s frailties have made it difficult to do some of the tasks she had never previously thought about. As Darleen has aged, the house she and her husband…