Planning Ahead

Advance Directives

Many people worry what would happen if they become too sick to make their wishes about health care known. An advance directive lets you make decisions about your future care or treatment if you are not able to make them yourself. It ensures that your care wishes are followed by your providers, guardians or caregivers. This can be a comfort to you and your loved ones.

You may want to seek legal advice to learn more about the ways you can document your wishes. You may be able to get free legal help if you meet certain qualifications or requirements. Go to or call 1-800-658-8898 to learn more.

Make sure your loved ones and providers caring for you know your health care wishes. Keep your completed documents in a safe place and tell someone that you trust where to find them. You can change or cancel an advance directive at any time.

If you have any questions, talk to your care coordinator or call Member Services.

Member Services: 1-833-230-2005 (TDD/TTY: 711) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT