FIVE WISHES ® Planning for quality of life, ...it’s the right thing to do!
Quality of Life…
SICK PAY SUPPLIMENTAL INSURANCE LIFE INSURANCE DISABILITY INCOME Dental MAJOR MEDICAL RETIREMENT
<ul><li>Planning for the future  is more than just life and health insurance – or adequate pension benefits . . .   </li><...
<ul><li>. . .   it includes making sure that  people receive the health care they want   – for themselves and for their fa...
 
… the tragic state of Terri Schiavo, the 40-year-old Florida woman who was comatose for more than fourteen years – and the...
<ul><li>An  Advance Directive   helps people make their future care wishes known  </li></ul><ul><li>to family members  </l...
<ul><li>The cost of a single  catastrophic accident  </li></ul><ul><li>or  illness . . .   </li></ul>. . .  Can exhaust me...
The Sandwich Generation <ul><li>… families that now find themselves raising children </li></ul><ul><li>and  caring for the...
<ul><li>Because so many people are facing important decisions about medical care for ill or aging family members . . . </l...
<ul><li>… organizations today are providing an </li></ul><ul><li>important new benefit   </li></ul><ul><li>for their emplo...
FIVE WISHES ® Planning for quality of life, ...it’s the right thing to do!
<ul><li>Five Wishes   features an easy-to-use, legal document  — an advance directive that helps individuals and their fam...
<ul><li>The  average hospital cost *   for patients  </li></ul><ul><li>without   advance directives is  </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Recent studies show that 74% </li></ul><ul><li>of advance directives  cannot </li></ul><ul><li>be found  when they...
… so what’s the cost of FIVE WISHES to  organizations ? ®
… for   about   the price   of a gourmet cup of coffee   * one time   per participant
… you  can provide FIVE WISHES to your  entire  workforce or membership …  a one-time cost  –   for a life-time benefit! ®
The  onetime organization cost  includes: <ul><li>…  an easy-to-complete,  legal advance </li></ul><ul><li>  directive   t...
FIVE WISHES also provides  organizations  with: <ul><li>templates of promotional materials </li></ul><ul><li>(emails, flye...
What about  future requests ? <ul><li>Many organizations purchase additional copies for anticipated new requests.  Purchas...
<ul><li>Thousands of organizations  nationwide   </li></ul><ul><li>have distributed  Five Wishes  </li></ul><ul><li>as a b...
<ul><li>Blue Cross Blue Shield Association </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of State </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of...
<ul><li>“ To make it easier for our employees to direct their future healthcare, we are  providing  Five Wishes  to our en...
<ul><li>“ We are making  Five Wishes  available to 120,000 state employees .  Quite simply,   it’s the right thing to do  ...
<ul><li>“ Five Wishes   really helped me talk with my mom and dad about their wishes.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I purchased add...
Is   Five Wishes   ‘legal’  in all States?
Five Wishes   is legally valid in over 36 states: <ul><li>Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska </li></ul><ul><li>Arkansas </li...
How organizations can promote & distribute  Five Wishes  … <ul><li>Sponser community seminars. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct “...
… so what  are  the Five Wishes <ul><li>My Five Wishes  are: </li></ul><ul><li>Who I want to make care decisions for me  w...
<ul><li>It’s affordable… </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy-to-implement… </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the right thing to do! </li></ul>
The easy ,   affordable  way to help your employees /members plan for the unexpected ® FIVE WISHES
® was developed by  Aging with Dignity Storage is provided by Baltimore Life Insurance through an affiliate… FIVE WISHES
 
 
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  1. 1. FIVE WISHES ® Planning for quality of life, ...it’s the right thing to do!
  2. 2. Quality of Life…
  3. 3. SICK PAY SUPPLIMENTAL INSURANCE LIFE INSURANCE DISABILITY INCOME Dental MAJOR MEDICAL RETIREMENT
  4. 4. <ul><li>Planning for the future is more than just life and health insurance – or adequate pension benefits . . . </li></ul>Beyond Financial Benefits...
  5. 5. <ul><li>. . . it includes making sure that people receive the health care they want – for themselves and for their families – in the event of a critical, chronic, or terminal condition or illness . </li></ul>--Its about ‘quality of life’.
  6. 7. … the tragic state of Terri Schiavo, the 40-year-old Florida woman who was comatose for more than fourteen years – and the disastrous effect on her entire family – illustrates the escalating need for people of all ages (Terri was only 26 when she fell ill) to have an advance directive. * * living will
  7. 8. <ul><li>An Advance Directive helps people make their future care wishes known </li></ul><ul><li>to family members </li></ul><ul><li>and health care providers </li></ul><ul><li>before they are ill or disabled. </li></ul>before
  8. 9. <ul><li>The cost of a single catastrophic accident </li></ul><ul><li>or illness . . . </li></ul>. . . Can exhaust medical coverage and bankrupt a family!
  9. 10. The Sandwich Generation <ul><li>… families that now find themselves raising children </li></ul><ul><li>and caring for their ailing relatives </li></ul><ul><li>are becoming increasingly common. </li></ul>Family and Medical Leave Act 1993
  10. 11. <ul><li>Because so many people are facing important decisions about medical care for ill or aging family members . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Because they are recognizing that it is best to plan for their own future healthcare while they are still healthy . . . </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>… organizations today are providing an </li></ul><ul><li>important new benefit </li></ul><ul><li>for their employees, clients, or members… </li></ul>
  12. 13. FIVE WISHES ® Planning for quality of life, ...it’s the right thing to do!
  13. 14. <ul><li>Five Wishes features an easy-to-use, legal document — an advance directive that helps individuals and their families plan their future treatment should a serious illness or accident occur. </li></ul>What is Five Wishes ? + FIVE WISHES
  14. 15. <ul><li>The average hospital cost * for patients </li></ul><ul><li>without advance directives is </li></ul><ul><li>- three times greater - </li></ul>How Do Advance Directives Relate to Healthcare Costs * Medicare Patient Study by Christopher Chambers, MD; James Diamond, PHD; Robert Perkel, MD; Lori Lash ARCH INTERN MED - VOL 154, March 14, 1994
  15. 16. <ul><li>Recent studies show that 74% </li></ul><ul><li>of advance directives cannot </li></ul><ul><li>be found when they are needed. * </li></ul><ul><li>is Web Storage of your advance directive and allows your instructions to be accessed from anywhere…at anytime ! - A durable access card is provided. </li></ul>* Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) August, 1995 + FIVE WISHES
  16. 17. … so what’s the cost of FIVE WISHES to organizations ? ®
  17. 18. … for about the price of a gourmet cup of coffee * one time per participant
  18. 19. … you can provide FIVE WISHES to your entire workforce or membership … a one-time cost – for a life-time benefit! ®
  19. 20. The onetime organization cost includes: <ul><li>… an easy-to-complete, legal advance </li></ul><ul><li> directive to help individuals plan ahead should a serious critical illness, chronic disability, terminal condition or serious accident occur. </li></ul><ul><li>PLUS … LIFETIME electronic storage for the completed document. </li></ul>
  20. 21. FIVE WISHES also provides organizations with: <ul><li>templates of promotional materials </li></ul><ul><li>(emails, flyers, sample letters) </li></ul><ul><li>telephone & online support </li></ul>(at no additional cost) ®
  21. 22. What about future requests ? <ul><li>Many organizations purchase additional copies for anticipated new requests. Purchase for other people can also be made at a later date, if desired. </li></ul>Can additional copies be purchased for family and friends? <ul><li>Participants will be provided with an option to purchase additional copies of Five Wishes </li></ul><ul><li>for family and friends. </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Thousands of organizations nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>have distributed Five Wishes </li></ul><ul><li>as a benefit to 2,000,000 employees </li></ul>®
  23. 24. <ul><li>Blue Cross Blue Shield Association </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of State </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Justice </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Food and Drug Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Office of the Governor (FLA) </li></ul><ul><li>Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield </li></ul><ul><li>HMSA Blue Cross Blue Shield/Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>MTV </li></ul>These organizations include:
  24. 25. <ul><li>“ To make it easier for our employees to direct their future healthcare, we are providing Five Wishes to our entire workforce as an additional employee service.” </li></ul><ul><li>Michael W.C. Wong </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President, Human Resources </li></ul><ul><li>(HMSA) Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii </li></ul>Here’s what organizations have to say. . .
  25. 26. <ul><li>“ We are making Five Wishes available to 120,000 state employees . Quite simply, it’s the right thing to do — it may be one of the more important benefits you can offer.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jeb Bush </li></ul><ul><li>Governor of Florida </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>“ Five Wishes really helped me talk with my mom and dad about their wishes.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I purchased additional copies for my entire family . It seemed like a really meaningful gift.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The workshops were terrific! The video showed us how Five Wishes has value in helping us take care of our families!” </li></ul>What participants have to say. . .
  27. 28. Is Five Wishes ‘legal’ in all States?
  28. 29. Five Wishes is legally valid in over 36 states: <ul><li>Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska </li></ul><ul><li>Arkansas </li></ul><ul><li>California </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware </li></ul><ul><li>Dist / Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa </li></ul><ul><li>Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>Maine </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>Montana </li></ul><ul><li>Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey </li></ul>New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Virginia Washington West Virginia Wyoming
  29. 30. How organizations can promote & distribute Five Wishes … <ul><li>Sponser community seminars. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct “ brown bag” lunch n’ learn sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Include in new employee / member benefits enrollment packets </li></ul><ul><li>Feature in workplace displays </li></ul><ul><li>Profile in newsletters, e-mails, flyers, company website… </li></ul>
  30. 31. … so what are the Five Wishes <ul><li>My Five Wishes are: </li></ul><ul><li>Who I want to make care decisions for me when or if I am not able </li></ul><ul><li>2. What kind of medical treatment I do or don’t want </li></ul><ul><li>3. How comfortable I want to be </li></ul><ul><li>4. How I want people to treat me </li></ul><ul><li>5. What I want my loved ones to know </li></ul>
  31. 32. <ul><li>It’s affordable… </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy-to-implement… </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the right thing to do! </li></ul>
  32. 33. The easy , affordable way to help your employees /members plan for the unexpected ® FIVE WISHES
  33. 34. ® was developed by Aging with Dignity Storage is provided by Baltimore Life Insurance through an affiliate… FIVE WISHES

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