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⭒ News & Notes Archive

January 2017

In this Issue

Update on Medi-Cal Recovery Reforms

The Medi-Cal recovery provisions of SB 33 (Hernandez), which were incorporated into SB 833, became effective January 1, 2017. While these new statutory changes give advocates plenty of reason to celebrate, there are some significant issues that have arisen in implementation of the new law.

CANHR Announces Home Equity Protection Program (HEPP) Website 

CANHR has launched a new Home Equity Protection website, which contains extensive information on reverse mortgages, Medi-Cal Recovery, Transfer on Death Deeds, and other significant issues affecting senior homeowners. The site features newly developed materials and downloadable worksheets, including a Family Equity Lending Guide. CANHR’s Home Equity Protection Program (HEPP) is a project funded by the CA State Bar to prevent financial mortgage scams and safeguard the homes of California’s low-income seniors. 
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Western Union Admits Laundering Money, Forfeits $586 Million in Settlement

The Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has agreed to forfeit $586 million and enter into agreements with the Federal Trade Commission, the Justice Department, and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Central District of California, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District of Florida. In its agreement with the Justice Department, Western Union admits to criminal violations including willfully failing to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program and aiding and abetting wire fraud.
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Share your Story: CANHR’s 2017Justice & Advocacy Media Campaign

CANHR is embarking on a statewide media campaign to highlight the problems with Medi-Cal recovery, nursing home quality of care and the enforcement system and the many problems in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly in California. CANHR will be reaching out to tell real stories of abuse and neglect in long term care facilities and real stories of Medi-Cal recipients whose family members have suffered because of the punitive recovery system. Click here to complete the Media Release Form.