Top 5 Medicare Mistakes

Not knowing when you sign up for Medicare Life is all about timing. This is especially true when it comes to enrolling in Medicare. Turning 65 Soon? Then you will want to enroll during what the government calls your initial enrollment period (IEP). This seven-month...

How Does a Health Care Proxy Work?

A health care proxy is a document that names someone you trust as your proxy, or agent, to express your wishes and make health care decisions for you if you are unable to speak for yourself. A health care proxy may also be called a durable medical power of attorney or...

What Is the Importance of Having Future Care Wishes in Writing?

Each state has different rules regarding who becomes the default decision-maker if you do not have a health care proxy or some other means of expressing your treatment wishes. If you become unable to make medical decisions because you are incapacitated by a temporary...

What Do I Require in Preparation for Future Health Care Needs?

Advance directives and living wills are legal documents that give instructions to your family members, health care providers, and others about the types of care you would want to receive if you can no longer communicate your wishes because you are incapacitated by a...

How can I Protect Myself From Medicare Enrollment Fraud?

To protect yourself from enrollment fraud: Protect your Medicare and Social Security information. Be wary of unsolicited calls from individuals asking for your personal information. Rely on government websites and emails as the best sources of unbiased information....