Help Your Kin Painlessly

Yesterday there was a medical emergency regarding my special needs brother which required me to speak to our Medicare provider, only they wouldn’t talk to me…even though I am his sister and legal guardian.

So, here’s a tip on how to solve a problem before it becomes one if you or a relative need an intervention on your behalf due to an illness or HIPPA matter.

Just because you have legal paperwork on hand stating you are who you claim to be, it has to be submitted to the proper channels at the onset. I answered all of Medicare’s dumb identifying and trick questions, but if your legal power of attorney isn’t on file, they will not budge, and you can’t help who you’re trying to help. I was trying to get his coordination of benefits corrected for an upcoming doctor appointment, but whoever set up his profile in the organization that sponsors his living arrangements never put me down as a contact person. It was maddening.

Simply provide any power of attorney or guardianship paperwork to the proper channels before you become ill, so your loved ones don’t get as frustrated/angry as I did yesterday.

Anyhow, here’s a story I wrote about me and Eddie, although I took some literary liberties and changed our names. RUNNING ON ALL FOURS is based on our lives and what it was like to be raised with a severely handicapped sibling back in the days before specialists or support groups existed. It’s available on all venues and here’s the link:

If you’re into something lighter, I also have a fun story on pre-order right now called A Whole Lot of Everything. “When a kidnapped social worker dressed as a nun seeks help from a bartender still on parole, a whole lot of everything’s about to commence.”

Available on Amazon:

Last but certainly not least we have EIGHT never before read stories coming up in IRRESISTIBLE: Madly in Love With a Coworker – Preorder Now! Plenty of love to go around!

Sometimes, love just happens. When you find that special someone, hopefully, it’s convenient.
But what if it’s not?
What if you’re madly in love with a coworker?
Workplace romance can sometimes be complicated, but always unique.

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About Susan Jean Ricci

A USA Today, Award-Winning Author, Susan Jean Ricci is best known for her Cindy's Crusades Series, starring the hilarious duo Cindy and Jay DeMatteo. These characters were first introduced in the multi-award winning novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems, and return to entertain you in its sequel The Sugar Ticket. Look for the soon to be published, and final saga Don't Bruise the Bananas 2020. Cindy and Jay's mischief making lives on in these shorts: A Sweet Snafu, Christmas With Niagara, His Sacred Vow, Passion's Secret Ingredient, and Turning up the Heat. Please also consider the other stand alone works of fiction and short stories in Ms. Ricci's collection, with more to come later this year. A member of the RWA, The Authors' Billboard, and the Independent Authors' Network, several of Ms. Ricci's titles have been recognized as the Women's Outstanding Fiction Winner in the IAN 2016 and as IAN finalists in 2017, 2018, 2019.

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