Have you ever considered what would happen to your social media accounts and digital assets if you were to die? There are steps you can take right now, AND you can make "digital asset planning" part of your Estate Plan. You can have language put in your will that ultimately leaves your digital assets to a certain beneficiary and/or specifies that your Executor will be able to access and … [Read more...] about What Happens to Social Media Accounts When Someone Dies?
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
It’s good to be conscientious and to be clear in your writing. However, you should also keep security in mind. Years ago, it was common to include complete Social Security Numbers in important legal documents such as powers of attorney, wills, and the like. These documents then might be filed in the county records. Then along came identity theft. A few years ago the Texas county and … [Read more...] about A few simple tips to protect your private info