Harriette Chandler Honored For Work To Help Elder Services

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State Sen. Harriette L. Chandler (center) is presented with the Legislator of the Year award by MassNAELA. Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo

HOLDEN, Mass. — State Sen. Harriette L. Chandler received the Legislator of the Year award for her efforts to drive passage of legislation covering long-term care insurance. 

The laws strengthened protection for consumers of long-term care insurance and clarified the exemption from MassHealth estate recovery claims available to purchasers of long-term care insurance. 

The award was given by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA), which honored several individuals for their advocacy of elder services and their commitment to raising awareness of legal issues affecting seniors.

“The Long Term Care Insurance Bill has been a priority of mine for over eight years, and I am thrilled about its passage because we fought long and hard for this bill,” said Chandler. “I thank MassNAELA for their support and am honored to be their Legislator of the Year.”

Chandler was the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 2359, An Act Establishing Standards for Long-Term Care Insurance, which Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law in November.

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