What is the Biggest Threat to Healthcare?

According to GuidePoint Research and Intelligence Team, ransomware continues to be the biggest threat to healthcare entities. We can help you stay on top of...
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How Can I Simplify Estate Planning?

Often, we hear from clients that they want a simple estate plan. What they really mean is that they don’t have the time, understanding, or...
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I Have a Trust. Now What?

Sometimes, people will tell us that they did their trust a few years ago so they are done with estate planning. This may or may...
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Breaking: Corewell Health Breach

A recent data breach at Corewell Health has exposed the data of approximately one million patients. We can help you stay on top of the...
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Should I Add My Child to My Bank Account?

The answer to this is almost always, no. Adding someone to your bank account, even someone you trust inherently, can have huge risks. We can...
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Healthcare Tips for the Holidays

While it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is also an important time to protect your...
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How Can I Maximize My Children’s Inheritance?

Many of our clients want to protect their children’s inheritance. We help them plan to protect their children’s inheritance. We can help you stay on...
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Do You Charge Patients for Emails?

There is a recent trend of physicians charging patients for emails and portal messages. This comes in the wake in a steep increase in electronic...
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Breaking: National Conference Speech

Exciting news!  This weekend, Lori-Ann Rickard, President of Rickard & Associates will be speaking in Washington DC at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference....
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Do I Need an Estate Plan?

While many people think that they don’t need an estate plan, because they don’t think they have enough money, that often isn’t the case. There...
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Are Your Patients Impacted?

A recent warning from the Michigan Attorney General stated that a cyberattack against McLaren Health Care could impact a lot of patients. We can help...
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Ransomware: To Pay or Not To Pay?

Healthcare entities are constantly experiencing breaches of different types and magnitudes. We can help you stay on top of the latest news that affects your...
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What is Estate Planning?

Many people have a general idea about estate planning, but don’t always know what estate planning entails and how it can help your situation, your...
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Fake Healthcare Bill Collection?

A recent breach has led to unauthorized parties attempting to collect healthcare bills being sent to patients of Hospital Sisters Health Systems (HSHS). We can...
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Do I Need an Estate Plan if I Have POD Beneficiaries?

Yes! Some people think that they can effectively avoid estate planning by listing Pay on Death (POD) or Transfer on Death (TOD) beneficiaries on their...
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Is Michigan a Community Property State?

No! Many clients believe that when they die, all of their assets will transfer to their spouse. This is not true. We can help you...
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Should Healthcare Entities Be Worried About Pixel Tracking and AI?

According to recent action taken by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the answer is a resounding yes. We can help you stay on top of...
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Preventing Family Disputes Through Estate Planning

In our practice, one of the worst things we see is a family torn apart by probate proceedings of a loved one or by making...
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Common Estate Planning Misunderstandings

Many of our clients have preconceived notions about estate planning. We often hear many of the same questions and assumptions, over and over. We can...
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Patient Loyalty: What Matters Most

If your patients are not happy with their experience, they may be in the market for a new physician. However, many physicians are interested in...
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Can You Protect Your Child’s Inheritance From Their Spouse?

Many of our clients want to plan for their children’s future, when drafting their estate plans. However, some of our clients are concerned about their...
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