We have talked about the importance of living wills and how a person’s wishes for medical care are safeguarded if that person becomes unresponsive. It is essential to look at a companion legal document that supports the living will: medical powers of attorney. Group legal plans should include medical powers of attorney with any offering of a living will. It is the active agent.
The Power to Direct
The intent is to name a trusted individual to be the agent of the unresponsive patient in matters dealing with medical care. It includes making sure that religious considerations are honored, and specific treatments are used. Medical powers of attorney can relieve family members of decision-making burdens. It is hard enough emotionally to deal with the possibility of a loved one dying. Giving instructions on when to turn off the life support system is excruciating for a child or a spouse. A trusted third party makes the grieving process easier to bear. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers medical powers of attorney as an option for our group legal plan benefit.
A plan member is going to enjoy working with us. Countrywide has a nationwide network of attorneys who will provide pre-paid legal services. There is a Countrywide attorney in every community where there is a Countrywide client.
It is simple to arrange a meeting with one of our lawyers. Group legal plan members are given priority status and do not have to wait a long time to get needed help. Many folks are still worried about COVID-19, even though there are now vaccines. Countrywide attorneys practice social distancing. They have safety protocols and will protect a plan member from infection. If a person has questions after a meeting, Countrywide allows an unlimited number of telephone calls on a specific situation. The attorney will not bill for such follow-up calls.
Understanding Medical Powers of Attorney
This document is more than a paragraph long States have rules on what must be part of the medical powers of attorney. Mistakes can quickly invalidate the papers.
Countrywide attorneys work with plan members on developing the medical powers of attorney. Our legal professionals will explain how serious the selection of the right person happens to be and will advise against a snap decision. Countrywide will explain the laws governing the process and prepare a document that is compliant with the statutes. A group legal plan member decides who will have the authority to tell health care providers what to do.
Preparing the medical powers of attorney can require additional information. Countrywide pre-paid legal services include writing letters and making telephone calls on behalf of the plan members. This makes it easier to do the job.
The Client Will Participate
An organization does play a role in drafting the plan document. Countrywide will provide information on all our group legal plan benefit options and answer all questions about them. The client will decide what benefits will be part of the final document. Our commitment is to administration and to superior member service. The latter is an essential matter to us.
The process of creating medical powers of attorney causes a plan member to accept the fact that a life-threatening emergency can happen. Our attorneys are selected for their listening skills and emotional intelligence. Every plan member will be treated with courtesy and respect. It is part of our commitment to our clients and their employees.
Medical powers of attorney are important and having them prepared is a brilliant idea. IF you have any questions about Countrywide and our pre-paid legal services benefits, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We are ready to answer any of your questions, and we would welcome the chance to be of service to you.