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How HIPAA protects your privacy

When it comes to our health, we are often at are most vulnerable. We place our lives in the hands of doctors, nurses and other health-care workers. Our privacy, too, can be extremely vulnerable when it comes to health care. That’s why the federal government created the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.


Many young adults have good reasons to draft a will

If you are like many other young people, you probably have not thought much about what would happen if you died unexpectedly. As a result, you probably have not started drafting any estate planning documents. Although estate planning can involve many other documents, a last will and testament can be a good starting point for young adults.

Make sure your assets go to those closest to you

Myths every married person should know about their healthcare

Marriage gives you certain benefits when it comes to taxes, health insurance and more. It can also give you social benefits: you can ask to switch seats to sit next to your spouse on an airplane or ask for other minor things. One of those things that seems like a given? You assume you can ask for information if your spouse is in the hospital.

In 2016, more than 125 million individuals needed to go to a hospital. These individuals are protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as their state’s healthcare law. Minnesota law calls this a healthcare directive law. You may also know it as a “power of attorney” law.



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