How does Medicaid treat annuities?

It depends on (1) when the annuity was purchased and whether there have been any changes made to the annuity, (2) is the annuity annuitized to provide you with monthly payments, (3) is the annuity owned as part of your retirement account. In many circumstances, Medicaid will require that the Medicaid Agency be named as a beneficiary of your annuity.

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