Every journey needs a plan. What's in your plan?

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Your Health Care Plan is your personal road map for quality care.

Starting at 18 years old, every competent adult has the right to direct their own health care choices and write down their choices in a health care plan. Your health care plan becomes your personal road map to talk with your family and care providers and make choices for care that are right for you, at every phase of your health care journey.

Why make a plan?

Accidents and illness are just part of everyday life and can happen at any age. Having a written health care plan can:

  • Protect your right to get the care you want
  • Tell your family how best to take care of you
  • Help your doctors match quality care to your care goals, values,  and choices.

Here's how to make a plan

Health care planning is not about signing one document or having one conversation. It's a process of thinking about what's right for you, talking with your family and doctors, and getting care that matches your values and choices all through your health care journey.

A good place to start is with the 3-Step Health Care Planning Guide, to understand the process and make some choices for care. When you are ready to write down your choices, you can download the free do-it-yourself Who's Your Agent?® Tool Kits to make your personal plan. You can start anywhere that's right for you:

3-Step Health Care Planning Guide

Step 1:
EXPLORE
Make Care Choices

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Step 2:
PLAN
Write Down Choices

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Step 3:
CONNECT
Honor Your Choices

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Take a moment to view the simple step-by-step planning process to make a plan and connect to care:

  • Explore: Consider up-to-date information to make care choices;
  • Plan: Write down your choices using 5 MA planning documents;
  • Connect: Learn how to put your plan into action to get quality care that honors your choices today and everyday!

Who's Your Agent?® Program & Tool Kits

Getting Started
Tool Kit

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Next Steps
Tool Kit

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The Who's Your Agent?® Program takes all the information in the 3-Step Planning Guide and puts it into 2 easy-to-use tools kits,

  • Getting Started
  • Next Steps

When you are ready to write down your choices, just download the free tool kits.

3-Step Health Care Planning Guide

Step 1: EXPLORE  | Make Care Choices

Step 2: PLAN  |  Write Down Choices

Step 3: CONNECT  |  Honor Your Choices

Take a moment to view the simple step-by-step planning process. It helps you explore up-to-date information to make care choices, view the 5 MA planning documents to write down your choices, and learn how to put your plan into action to get quality care that honors your choices today and everyday!

Who's Your Agent?® Program & Tool Kits

Getting Started Tool Kit  |  Next Steps Tool Kit

The Who's Your Agent?® Program takes all the information in the 3-Step Planning Guide and puts it into 2 easy-to-use tools kits, "Getting Started" and "Next Steps". When you are ready to write down your choices for care, just download the free tool kits.