Preparation of Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney

Preparation of Living Wills

At Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. we definitely understand how important the health of plan members and their loved ones are. With our Personal Legal Protector Plan the plan member, that person’s spouse and any dependents benefit from our Preparation of Living Wills and Medical Powers of Attorney services. These documents cannot only determine an individual’s wishes for medical decisions, but they can also help give the plan member and his or her family peace of mind when dealing with difficult medical issues. These group legal plans offered by Countrywide provide clear instructions to healthcare providers as to what should be done in the event of very serious medical mishap. It is a legal benefit for the time of medical crisis.

Living Will

A living will is a legal document that details what a plan member wishes for medical treatment. Also known as an advance medical directive, a living will outlines how that individual wants to be cared for during medical emergencies, long-term illness and imminent death. No matter how simple or detailed the final document is, a living will helps your family and medical personnel take care of you when you are unable to communicate your wishes. As a part of our group legal plan, our plan attorneys will draft a document that spells out in advance what medical treatments the individual wishes to accept or refuse, and the circumstances in which he or she wants those wishes implemented. This legal service takes uncertainty out of the picture as the healthcare providers understand what options are to be considered.

Medical Power of Attorney

Another type of advance medical directive, medical power of attorney is a legal document that gives an appointed individual (or individuals) the power to make legally binding decisions regarding medical treatment when the plan member is infirm, incapacitated or on life support. As a legal benefit in a Countrywide group legal plan, our attorneys can draft this document at the same time as the living will to complete an advance medical directive portfolio.

All of the activity surrounding either legal benefit is done with a great deal of personal empathy. Those attorneys who are part of a Countrywide group legal plan are expected to show a high level of courtesy and considerable empathy. Drafting either living will or a medical power of attorney is not pleasant for some people and it can cause a great deal of anxiety. Our attorneys understand this and patiently explain all the details of the legal benefit.

The group legal plans that Countrywide offer are meant to be very easy to administer, and human resources will appreciate that. Human resources will also appreciate the two above-mentioned documents because they give instructions as far as medical care is concerned. That plays a strong influence on the healthcare claims experience that any comprehensive employee group health benefit has. Although it should never be insisted that a person have a living will or medical power of attorney, allowing employees the option of such a legal benefit can have a positive influence on claims experience.

Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has been in the business of group legal benefits since 1987. We work with organizations to provide the kind of legal services coverage that they feel their employees on the right to receive. A plan will of course come with the assurance that each plan member will be treated with respect and dignity. Empathy is something Countrywide will always have as part of its service.

It’s never too early to be prepared for the unexpected. To find out more about our prepaid legal plan, call us toll-free at 1-800-550-5297 or fill out our contact form for a speedy response.

Client Reviews
The legal plan has been a great resource and they commonly align the practice area with the best of the best. I have used this in multiple states and locations for a range of services and have saved 10x program costs. I highly recommend this service and is a great benefit MTM provides us. T. Lucas
I have been able to personally recommend this to a number of our people base on the excellent service and quality advice that I have received over the last two years. I have been able to have a new will drawn up, have received advice and review of real estate contracts both in New Jersey and Florida, and have had occasion, unfortunately, to seek advice on criminal charges filed against one of my teenagers. We were delighted when the charges were dropped, the direct result of the representation of the lawyer I immediately contacted from Countrywide. I will continue to recommend Countrywide based on my personal experience as well as the feedback that I have received from our employees. P. Daniels HR Director
We have offered Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services to our employees since 2007. At the time, we were looking for a unique, low cost benefit offering for our employees. I had heard about pre-paid legal services, but must admit, I didn’t think our employees would get much bang for their buck. I was wrong, I was stunned at how many employees actually enrolled in the plan during that first year. Our enrollment continues to be strong and employees rave about the benefit year after year. The plan is simple to administer and Countrywide handle everything in an organized, professional manner. It’s been a very well-received benefit for our employees. J. Magrowski, VP Human Resources
I am very pleased to recommend Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services as your legal plan provider. Our benefits philosophy is to attract, motivate, reward and retain the best employees and Countrywide complimented our total rewards package. The set up and rollout of this plan was well organized and quite easy to administer. Countrywide has been easy to work with, has attended our benefit fairs, group meetings and provides us with all communication pieces for open enrollment. J. Kilpatrick Benefits Manager
We made a decision to offer Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services as a voluntary benefit to our full-time employees. The benefit was well-received by employees and enrollment has been consistently high. The plan is easy to administer and fully paid at the employee level. Countrywide attends all of our employee fairs, gives an excellent presentation to our employees and they are timely and responsive to our request for information. From an HR perspective, I can highly recommend this service to any company looking to enhance their employee benefits package with quality choices while keeping costs manageable. S. Phillips, VP, Human Resources
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