Who needs a medical emergency plan?
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older. Planning for medical circumstances while you're healthy is the best way to ensure your preferences are clear and legally binding.
What sets Tootles apart?
By bringing transparency and technology to advance care planning, we're able to deliver an experience that's simple, affordable, and human while making a positive impact. Tootles was built to make planning for medical emergencies more accessible for everyone.
What happens if I don't have a medical emergency plan?
Multiple problems arise if you enter a state where you are unable to communicate your wishes due to medical incapacity. Your family will be required to go through legal proceedings just to perform basic financial tasks on your behalf, a judge will determine guardianship of minor children without your input, and your loved ones will have to make difficult medical choices without clear guidance as to what you would have wanted. Ultimately, you lose control of life-impacting decisions while adding substantial financial and mental burdens to the people you love most.
Is Tootles Giveback guaranteed?
Yes. Every time you purchase a medical care plan, you will be able to choose a nonprofit that you'd like to donate to. We allocate 10% of all net proceeds to causes that matter to you.
How long is a medical emergency plan good for?
Unless you wish to update your plan to reflect new preference decisions, your documents will be valid forever.
How do I update my plan?
Get in contact with our concierge through live chat and we will walk you through the process of updating your documents.
How do I reach you guys?
You can get in touch with our team through this website. Look for the 'Chat' button on the lower right corner of this page. If you are considering creating a plan with Tootles, feel free to get in touch with us using the message box on this page.
Are these plans state-specific?
Yes. We work with top lawyers in every state to ensure our documents are catered to the laws of your state.
Who should I discuss my living will with?
You should discuss your living will with anyone you list as a medical decision maker. We provide clear guidance regarding who should receive copies of your documents in the packet we send to you upon completion.
What happens if I don't have a living will?
Without a living will, doctors are required to keep you on life support, and may also give you treatment that goes against your beliefs.
What happens if I don't have a health care proxy?
If you do not have a health care proxy and can't make health care decisions on your own, state law determines who makes decisions on your behalf. In some states, these decisions may be left to your doctors.
Can I still make health care decisions for myself if I create a health care proxy?
Yes. Your agent can only make decisions on your behalf if you're unable to do so on your own.
What happens if I don't have a HIPAA form?
Your healthcare provider is prohibited from disclosing or even discussing your medical information with anyone. This includes members of your family.
Guardianship of Minors
Who should I select as a guardian?
Putting thought into a suitable guardian for your kids is essential. After you create a plan, we send you a free guide to help you through the process.
What is a legal guardian?
A legal guardian is an adult designated to care for your children if you and the children's other parent are unable due to death or incapacitation.
What are the consequences of not nominating a guardian?
If nobody has legal authority to care for your children, they may be placed in foster care until the legal system decides on a new guardian. This process can take months, and the decision is left up to the state.
When does a financial power of attorney go into effect?
This document goes into effect immediately upon being signed and witnessed by all parties. It will last until the grantor formally revokes it or passes away.
Can a financial power of attorney be revoked?
Yes. See our blog post to learn how to change or revoke your financial power of attorney.
Can I still manage my money and property after signing a financial power of attorney?
Yes. As long as you're still able to make decisions for yourself.
What can my financial agent do on my behalf?
You can grant your agent as much power as you feel comfortable with them having. This can be as broad as being able to act for you in all financial matters, or as limiting as only being able to pay bills to care for your family.
What's a durable power of attorney for finances?
Simply put, it's a way to legally allow someone you trust, a.k.a your "financial agent", to manage your finances if you become incapacitated and are unable to make decisions yourself.