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Estate Planning, Services Provided, Anthem Data Breach
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Perspectives on Aging
February 2015
Estate Planning
Joint Accounts with Your Children Can be Tricky


Good estate planning should account for every possibility both prior to death and as a result of death. For example, what happens if the father dies first and mom is in a coma; what happens if both parents die at the same time, and then the minor children die; or just one parent plus the kids die or one child dies before the parent? There are all sorts of terrible tragedies and bad estate planning will compound any tragedy for a family.

There are advantages and disadvatages to having your children as joint owners  on financial accoutns and real estate property.

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What we did last month:
Home Delivered Meals-  24,793 meals were served

Transportation-  3,880 trips were provided

 
The Data Breach: What Happened
 
Last week, there was news of a major data breach at Anthem, America's second largest health insurance company. According to the FTC, computer hackers stole data that included names, birth dates, medical IDs, Social Security numbers, etc. Anthem is taking steps to address this issue and identify the consumers affected by this hack. Anthem has said that once it identifies who was affected, it will be sending letters via postal mail to those consumers. You can find updated information about the specifics of this hack and who it impacts at a special website that Anthem has created: http://www.anthemfacts.com/faq
 
Even if your information was not compromised in this hacking, it is important to understand that identity theft can happen to you, which is why you must protect yourself. If a scammer has your personal information, they could possibly access your bank account or open lines of credit in your name and leave you with a mess that takes years to sort out. Read on for tips to avoid identity theft.
 
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March

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May

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