Are you in the holiday spirit? For some people, the holidays are a time of fond memories and warm feelings. For others, the holidays are a time to dread. Many people get stressed during holiday time, even if they do not celebrate the religious aspects of the holiday season. Why? Commercial pressure of our society. Expectations that others have, or that we think they have. Dreary … [Read more...] about The Holiday Spirit
Health Information Confidentiality
Most everyone has heard of HIPAA (the "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act"). This law covers health care plans, health care providers, clearinghouses, and their business associates. The health care information of individuals is protected from disclosure to the wrong parties by following these rules.In general, the patient controls who sees his/her health care information. There … [Read more...] about Health Information Confidentiality
Keeping Yourself Safe- Know the Risks of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a silent killer that can kill in minutes. Keep yourself and your family safe from this hazard by following these tips: Never run generators in indoor spaces, even in garages, porches or sheds. Only operate them outdoors in an open space, away from and downwind of buildings. Don't use a gas range or oven for warmth. Don't use a charcoal or barbeque grill in … [Read more...] about Keeping Yourself Safe- Know the Risks of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Is Your Attorney Your “Counselor”?
Attorneys are also called "counselors at law". That title, while it sounds "old fashioned", is actually pretty accurate.In many (if not most) cases, there is already a crisis going on or the client wouldn't be in the office in the first place. People don't tend to go to attorneys for "legal checkups" very often when things are going great. By the time a client appears in the office, things may … [Read more...] about Is Your Attorney Your “Counselor”?
Why is My Case Taking This Long?
You've heard about it or experienced it, impatience in waiting for a case to be completed. If you are anxious to get things over with, it can feel like a case is going on forever, especially if you believe that your case is "simple" or "agreed". Here is a list of some of the common things that (despite everyone's best efforts) take time, and why they happen: Delay: Waiting for … [Read more...] about Why is My Case Taking This Long?
Texas Department of Insurance Can Help you With Your Insurance Complaint
How can the Texas Department of Insurance help you? The Texas Department of Insurance ("TDI") can help you resolve insurance complaints such as property, title, health and workers' compensation insurance. The complaint may cover "claim and benefit disputes, false advertising, misrepresentation and suspected insurance fraud." If you have a complaint, check out the website (click here) and … [Read more...] about Texas Department of Insurance Can Help you With Your Insurance Complaint