Doctors Increasingly Urge Americans to Create Living Wills

Despite CDC guidelines, face mask requirements, and lockdowns, COVID-19 continues to spread aggressively in America. Doctors are seeing patients in all age groups suffer from horrible complications, and they are urging them to create living wills and other documents that will help them provide better care.   Living wills and powers of attorney for healthcare

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Deciding Between a Trust and a Will During the Pandemic

Knowing what will become of your assets and making the grieving process easier on your loved ones will give you peace of mind during a time of uncertainty. If you’re considering whether to draft a will or establish a trust during the pandemic, each option has benefits and potential setbacks. Depending on your assets and

Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

Transferring assets to qualify for Medicaid can make you ineligible for benefits for a period of time. Before making any transfers, you need to be aware of the consequences. 

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When Buying a Medigap Policy, It Really Pays to Shop Around

Medigap policies that supplement Medicare’s basic coverage can cost vastly different amounts, depending on the company selling the policy, according to a new study. The findings highlight the importance of shopping around before purchasing a policy. 

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How State Laws Are Limiting Estate Planning During COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread and take lives, an increasing number of people are thinking about estate planning. The threat of COVID-19 is causing more people to worry about having their estates in order and authorizing people they trust to make medical and financial decisions for them on their behalf. There is no doubt that

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Many Americans Fail to Create a Will. Why that Matters.

As the number of people succumbing to COVID-19 continues to climb in the U.S., many Americans are thinking about estate planning. Demand for wills in particular has soared as people acknowledge their mortality. Still, a survey by Caring.com and YouGov of 2,400 adults revealed that a majority lacks wills, and the number of Americans with