Tag Archives: HIPAA

How Your New Job’s Onboarding Process Can Affect Your Estate Plan

Starting a new job is an exciting new chapter in your life.

Depending on your company’s onboarding process, there can be a lot of moving parts. You may feel overwhelmed by the introduction and review of the many different types of employee benefits. Not only are there forms to be filled out, they need to be...
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Online Estate Planning? Things to Think About

Call me old-fashioned, but I think estate planning should involve a personalized and continuing relationship, not a transaction.

While some may prefer to use low-cost websites or software because they are more concerned about price than value, think about what they won't be getting. Can LegalZoom or other online providers:
  • Look you in the eye or shake your hand?
  • ...
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What New College Students Need to Know About HIPAA

The Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to provide guidelines to the healthcare industry for protecting patient information and privacy.

For minors, this is a non-issue because parents, as legal guardians, have access to their children’s medical information and are the ones making most of the medical decisions, as well...
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Preparing for College: It’s More Than Textbooks and Dorm Room Furniture

When a child turns 18, a world of responsibility opens up for them, whether they are ready for it or not. An 18 year old has the ability to make their own health and financial decisions without any involvement from their parents. In fact, Federal HIPAA laws prohibit doctors from releasing information to anyone without...
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