October is Personal Planning Month! Personal planning is about making arrangements for while you are alive but you may need assistance due to an illness, injury or disability.

Why is Personal Planning so important?

People are living longer lives–and disability, injury, and illness are becoming more common, and inevitable for more people. It is important to plan for these circumstances in the same way that many people are encouraged to explore disability insurance options and not just life insurance.

Personal planning covers preparation for all four areas of your life: health care, personal care, legal affairs and financial affairs.

Why shouldn’t I just keep things informal?

Personal planning does not replace informal help provided by your friends and family. Rather, by making legal documents for personal planning you can give your personal supporters the legal authority necessary to help you. The best time to do personal planning is before a crisis occurs.

Ready to take action?