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The Benefits of a Charitable Bequest:
 
A charitable bequest is an easy way for you to help us in our work and benefit. Here are some of the benefits of bequest giving:
  • It costs you nothing today to make a bequest.
  • A bequest is free of federal estate tax.
  • Your bequest can be changed down the road.
  • You can still benefit your heirs with specific gifts.
  • A bequest may produce estate tax savings.
  • You can leave a legacy through a bequest.
Don't Let Taxes Turn Your Gain to Loss:
 
For years, you have carefully invested and watched your savings grow. What took a lifetime to build can be instantly lost through capital gains tax when you sell. Rather than sell your stock, consider giving some of it to the SD Dental Foundation. You won't pay any taxes and you receive an income tax deduction for your gift. Here are the benefits to you:
  • Avoid capital gains taxes up to 23.8%.
  • Receive an income tax deduction for the full amount of your gift.
  • Make a meaningful gift with no cash out-of-pocket.
Year-end Tax Savings Checklist:
 
Here are some money-saving steps to lower your taxes:
  • Give charitable gifts before the year-end to reduce your income taxes.
  • Use all the money in your Flexible Spending Account before it's lost.
  • Pay your January mortgage payment early and add to your mortgage deduction this year.
  • Ask your accountant what taxes may be paid in 2014 to reduce your tax bill.
  • Adjust income tax withholding on your employer's W-2 Form, if needed.
  • Contact your tax advisor for more ideas on how to save money on taxes this year.
 
If you would like to make a donation to the SD Dental Foundation please send a check to:
 
South Dakota Dental Foundation
804 N Euclid Ave, Ste 103
Pierre, SD 57501
 
If you would like to provide a legacy of support to the SD Dental Foundation click here to fill out and mail in the form.
 
Thank you!

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Medicaid Providers Required to Provide Interpretation Services to Those with Limited English Proficiency


The enforcement of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care prohibits entities that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex.  The rule applies to Medicaid providers. Compliance requirements include requiring covered entities to "provide meaningful access to individuals with limited English proficiency" as well as providing qualified interpreters and translators. The compliance date for the notices is Oct. 16. The rest of the rule went into effect July 18.

The rule requires offices to post notices of nondiscrimination as well as taglines in the top 15 non-English languages spoken in the state indicating that free language assistance services are available.
The notices must be posted in the dental office, on the website and in any significant publications and communications. For smaller items, such as postcards and tri-fold brochures, the practice may use a shorter nondiscrimination statement and taglines in the state's top two non-English languages spoken.

This link provides the translated information offices are required to post: http://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/section-1557/translated-resources/index.html.

The 15 most spoken languages (other than English) in South Dakota are German; Chinese; Karen; Vietnamese; Nepali; Serbo-Croatian; Amharic; Sudanic; Tagalog; Korean; Russian; Cushite; Ukrainian; and, French.

 

Medicaid providers in South Dakota have access to live translation services Delta’s language line. 

 

Additionally, the ADA has prepared resources to aid in compliance with the rule, including an FAQ and checklist. Visit ADA.org/1557. There are also sample materials available on the OCR's website at www.hhs.gov/ocr.