Category: Health Care Decision Making

How to Start “Tough Conversations” About Medical Care

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Set aside time as soon as possible to have conversations with loved ones about your personal preferences for medical and/or long-term care. Here are some important issues to consider:   ∙ Whom do you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf? Whom do you NOT want to make decisions for you? ∙ How do you… Read more »

Did you Make Your Medical Wishes Known for National Healthcare Decisions Day which was April 16, 2021?

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National Healthcare Decisions Day was on April 16th, and it is an important reminder for every adult (remember, you are an adult at age 18) to begin having conversations with loved ones about their most private wishes for medical care and end-of-life decisions. Far too many people assume that their families would make the choices… Read more »

Missing Medicare Enrollment Windows Can Lead to Costly Late Penalties

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Medicare is a massive government health insurance program that currently serves one in every six Americans. Just as with any large program, knowing the ins-and-outs of important enrollment timelines, rules and procedures can be a lot to manage. They are especially important, however, considering that even a slight oversight can lead to costly late penalties.… Read more »