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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Why Do I Need DocuBank?

Some of my readers are already registered with DocuBank.  This blog reconfirms the importance of DocuBank.  For those who are not registered with DocuBank, I recommend you consider their services.

Be Heard

Of all your legal documents, your advance medical directives are the only ones that you may need access to quickly in an emergency.  Unfortunately, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, living wills are not accessible in 74% of cases when needed in hospitals. (JAMA, August 9, 1998, 274:278)

This means that 74% of all people who take the time to complete their living wills and other advance medical directives are still not having their wishes heard.  DocuBank helps to make sure that the documents you've completed will be there when they are needed most.  DocuBank transmits a client's advance medical directives to a hospital within moments, 24 hours a day/7days a week, around the world.

Peace of Mind

In addition to making sure that hospitals receive your documents within moments, DocuBank also supplies them with essential contact information.

When a hospital calls into our service they will receive a cover page listing your three Emergency Contacts with phone numbers as well as your primary doctor so that they can be reached in an emergency.  Make sure that your family and friends are notified by completing the Emergency Contact Information on your enrollment form.

Security and Convenience

DocuBank provides the security of your Safe Deposit Box and the convenience of your wallet.  Your documents are stored safely in our system and available immediately by using your Member Number and PIN Code located on your DocuBank Emergency Card.  Prevent the need for your loved ones to rummage through files trying to locate your documents.  Carry your DocuBank Emergency Card in your wallet and you carry your documents - a valuable service when traveling in your home town or overseas.

 

 


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