Be Prepared: The Essential Guide for Anyone or Any Family Member Coping with Serious Illness

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If you are confronting a life-threatening condition and facing challenges to your fincances, work, and future, you no longer need to struggle alone. In Be Prepared, attorney David Landay, a leading authority with moer than thiry years' experience in this field, assembles and explains the most up-to-date financial, legal, and practical information. He will help you focus on the questions to ask, how to find the information you need, and where to...
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Overview

If you are confronting a life-threatening condition and facing challenges to your fincances, work, and future, you no longer need to struggle alone. In Be Prepared, attorney David Landay, a leading authority with moer than thiry years' experience in this field, assembles and explains the most up-to-date financial, legal, and practical information. He will help you focus on the questions to ask, how to find the information you need, and where to loacte the resources to assist you. Topics covered include:

How to obtain access to the best medical care Surprising ways to pay bills with existing assets Work issues, disability, and going back to work Legal issues such as estate planning and the Americans with Disabilities Act Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid New Investment strategies How to maximize your nicome and manage your expenses and debts

By showing you, in simple steps, how to understand, organize, and manage your affairs, Landay provides you with the practical know-how and emotional confidence to face the future without fear. Be Prepared is the ideal book to help you make the best of some of life's most difficult situations.

"The most comprehensive & accessible guidebook ever assembled to help those who are ill-as well as their family & friends-cope with the financial, legal, & practical issues of illness, disability, & death."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312180485
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.79 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

David S. Landay graduated from the Wharton School if Finance and Harvard Law School. For the last seventeen years, Landay has served as a board member, officer, and adviser to a variety of organizations that assist people with life-challenging conditions. He cofounded Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Landay is a practicing attorney in New York City, where he founded and heads National Viator Representatives, Inc., an information resources firm dedicated to advising people with life-challenging conditions and representing insureds who desire to sell their life insurance coverage.
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Table of Contents

Part One: A Summary
Chapter 1. In a Nutshell

Part Two: The Building Blocks for Successfully Living with a Life-Challenging Condition
Chapter 2: The Keys to Success
Chapter 3: Gathering the Information You'll Need
Chapter 4: Assessing Your Situation
Chapter 5: Keeping Your Financial Information Organized

Part Three: Income
Chapter 6: Legal Protections--Employment
Chapter 7: Employment
Chapter 8: Disability Income Replacement--Private and Government Programs
Chapter 9: Preparing for the Possibility of Not Being Able to Work
Chapter 10: Applying for Social Security: The Process
Chapter 11: On Disability
Chapter 12: Retirement Planning
Chapter 13: Investments

Part Four: Protection Against Increased Expenses
Chapter 14: Health Insurance Coverage
Chapter 15: Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Government Programs
Chapter 16: Property and Casualty Insurance
Chapter 17: Financial Management
Chapter 18: Tax

Part Five: New Uses of Assets
Chapter 19: Life Insurance, a Liquid Asset
Chapter 20: Options for Converting Retirement Assets into Income
Chapter 21: Rethinking Credit
Chapter 22: Real Property
Chapter 23: Other Assets

Part Six: Health Matters
Chapter 24: Doctors
Chapter 25: Drugs and Treatments
Chapter 26: Nutrition and Exercise
Chapter 27: Home
Chapter 28: Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
Chapter 29: Hospitals
Chapter 30: Hospice Care
Chapter 31: Bodily Changes

Part Seven: Estate Planning
Chapter 32: Providing for the Possibility of Incapacitation
Chapter 33: Providing for the Passage of Assets to Your Heirs
Chapter 34: Funeral Arrangements

Part Eight: Your Team and Other Matters
Chapter 35: Support Groups
Chapter 36: Your Support Team
Chapter 37: Travel
Chapter 38: And...

Afterword
Resources
Bibliography
Index

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