Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Article - HIPAA, Not HIPPO

While HIPAA was signed into federal law nearly a decade ago, it still seems to cause much confusion.  While you may hear about it regularly at the doctor’s office and the pharmacy, do you really know what it is or what you’re signing? 

 Let’s begin with its acronym.  Many times it is mistyped as HIPPA or even mistaken for HIPPO.  But, be assured there is no mention of a hippopotamus in HIPAA!  It actually stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which was finalized in 2000 and modified in 2002.  In that Act was a requirement that the government establish a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information, which is commonly referred to as the “Privacy Rule.” 


For more of this article here is the link http://vtelaw.com/index.aspx?TypeContent=ARTICLES&Art_Title=HIPAA,_not_HIPPO_(5_2010)&art_id=1759

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Article - Spring Cleaning - Dust Off Those Documents

Spring Cleaning - Dust Off Those Documents

 Although past experience reminds us that winter is not yet over, our printed calendars do suggest that spring is near.  For many that season’s arrival initiates the annual exercise of cleaning – washing the drapes, dusting the ceiling fan blades, and an overall freshening of the house.  For perhaps a smaller number of cleaning enthusiasts, this ritual also includes the re-organization of closets and sorting through file cabinets or stacks of paperwork.  And for even a smaller percentage of cleaners, sorting may involve a review of legal documents.


If your spring cleaning tradition doesn’t include a legal document-sort, should it?  Here are some suggested guidelines.

For more of this article here is the link http://vtelaw.com/index.aspx?TypeContent=ARTICLES&Art_Title=Spring_Cleaning_-_Dust_Off_Those_Documents_(4-2010)&art_id=1660

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Article - Decision Makers

When creating or updating an estate plan, part of the process involves the consideration of alternative decision-makers, such as financial or health care agents, trustees, and executors.  For example, if you are creating a durable power of attorney, you will need to name an agent or agents to act on your behalf, primarily to make decisions of a financial nature.  Invariably, parents consider naming children in these capacities.  But how do parents decide which child or children?  If the agents serve in a successive order, how do they decide what order?  Often, parents simply look at birth order.  And the most common first choice for parents is the firstborn.  Read more...http://vtelaw.com/index.aspx?TypeContent=ARTICLES&Art_Title=Naming_Decision-makers_by_Birth_Order_Method_(2_2010)&art_id=1603

Archived Posts


← Newer1 2 3 4 5Older →

© 2020 Jarrett & Luitjens | Disclaimer
1795 Williston Road, Suite 125, So. Burlington, VT 05403
| Phone: 802-864-5951

Practice Areas

Attorney Website Design by
Zola Creative