What Makes a Power of Attorney “Durable”?

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A Power of Attorney is a legal document you use to authorize another person to act on your behalf. The rules governing powers of attorney are generally a matter of state law. Many state laws are based on the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. But the terminology and rules can vary substantially from state to […]

The Importance of a Will for a Younger Person

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It is easy to put off estate planning. Many estate planning documents don’t come into play until something bad occurs, such as death or incapacity, and no matter what your age, these are uncomfortable topics to discuss. This procrastination in estate planning is particularly true with younger people, where the urgency of a health crisis […]

What is an Adult Guardianship?

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There are two primary types of adult guardians in Pennsylvania – a guardian of the person and a guardian of the estate. A guardian of the person is in charge of the health care decisions and living arrangements for of the individual. A guardian of the estate is in charge of the property management and […]

Consolidation Proposed for PA Human Services Agencies

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Governor Tom Wolf is proposing that four Pennsylvania agencies be consolidated into a new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The merger would involve the current Departments of Aging (PDA), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Health (DOH), and Human Services (DHS). According to a press release issued by the Governor’s office: Seniors will also […]

Choose Your Medigap Plan Wisely

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A client recently asked me why his Medigap Policy Plan F did not cover physical therapy received in a nursing home after a slip and fall. Medigap policies are intended to cover the co-pays and deductibles associated with traditional Medicare A and B. The Medigap Plan F is one of the more comprehensive Medigap Plans […]