Planning For Life


September 2009

In This Issue
Welcome to our E-Newsletter
Planning For Life is a monthly e-newsletter that brings you reports of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to seniors and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by Jensen Law Office, PLLC
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Who Can Serve as Executor?
One important reason to have a will is to be able to name your executor (also called a personal representative). An executor is the person responsible for managing the administration of your estate after you die. The first decision is whether to choose a person or an institution, and then to make sure your choice will be allowed to serve.
Long-Term Care Hybrid Products Give Buyers More Options
With many people unwilling to purchase long-term care insurance policies due to the cost, insurers are rolling out new products that combine long-term care insurance with either a life insurance policy or an annuity.
A psychologist with years of experience treating nursing home residents reveals the bureaucratic and sometimes heartless world behind the cosmetic facades of places with names like “Pleasant Manor,” and reflects on how care at the end of life could be made more humane.

New Web Site Promotes Senior Volunteer Opportunities
Seniors who want to remain active and engaged often turn to volunteering. A new government Web site makes it easier for seniors to find volunteering opportunities.
SSA Agrees to Stop Suspending Benefits Based on Existence of Arrest Warrant
A U.S. district court has approved a settlement agreement between the Social Security Administration and a group of individuals who had their benefits automatically withheld because of outstanding arrest warrants against them.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this newsletter is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon to answer any specific questions concerning your own circumstances or for purposes of legal planning. For specific legal advice, please contact our offices.