Notes On Wills And Technology

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Wills and Technology In this age of technology, make arrangements for someone to manage or close online accounts. One of the best ways is to authorize a person under power of attorney or executor of the will the authorization to manage and/or close all accounts. The person will need a list of all online accounts, screen names, passwords, 2nd level passwords, answers to security questions, or PIN numbers. Keep all information in a safe place so the designated person can have easy access to the information. Security software companies offer online security help in the form of a password protected “Vault”. The vault is used to organize and protect screen names and passwords. It can also be used to speed up logging into accounts. If you or…show more content…
You might know of a social media site that allows memorial pages. Posting deaths on social media can open up identity thief problems and home burglary issues. Be careful when uploading information about any death on the Internet. Key Health Care Documents Tracking ongoing health information can be helpful. There will always be emergency situations when health information is required in a hurry. Sometimes hard copy information is the quickest way to pass information during an emergency. The following documents will be invaluable to you as a care provider. Medical Directive A Medical Directive is also known as a Living Will or an Advance Health Care Directive. The document spells out what care a person wants to receive when they become ill or incapacitated. It applies any time a person cannot communicate during life threatening situations, for as long as necessary. It also lists the person or persons the incapacitated individual appointed to make decisions health care decisions when they cannot. Related HIPPA Health Care Law The 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your protected health information, or information that relates to your health or health care you have received. Your health information may be used and shared with doctors and hospitals; with family, relatives, friends, or others you specify; with the police in special cases such as gunshot wounds; and
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