Archive for April, 2009

Decisions, decisions: Prepare an Advance Directive Now to Guide Your Loved Ones Later

Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:39 2 Comments

Today is National Health Care Decisions Day, sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The purpose of this day is to publicize the importance of discussing your wishes for the thing we may dread most in life. No, not having to pay taxes yesterday — end-of-life decisions. My father was diagnosed with pancreatic […]

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To read the fine print, you have to have the fine print

Sunday, April 12, 2009 20:24 1 Comment

Has your health insurance company ever refused to reimburse for medical expenses that you thought should have been covered? Mine has. And what I discovered is that the basis of those decisions resides in the fine print of the insurance plan benefits description. The print is so fine, in fact, that most of it doesn’t […]

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The Power of Happy Birthday to You

Monday, April 6, 2009 17:45 2 Comments

Today is my husband’s birthday, so I’ll be singing him “Happy Birthday to You” over a steak dinner tonight. But, then again, I sing “Happy Birthday to You” every single day, multiple times. Why, when my husband and I each have only one birthday a year? Because the 20 seconds it takes to sing 2 […]

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Individual Health Insurance — Before You Apply

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 19:07 No Comments

Did you know that a major organization is likely to have a file on your medical history? If you applied for health, life or disability insurance within last 7 years, the Medical Information Bureau is likely to have a file on you. This file includes information about lab test results and serious diagnoses you have […]

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