A Power of Attorney May be Right for You

What is a Power of Attorney (POA)?

A POA is a legal document that allows an individual to act on behalf of another person. For many, having a valid POA provides peace of mind in knowing that if you are unable to make decisions for yourself, someone you know and trust will be able to make those decisions on your behalf. Please note that a POA typically includes your financial interests, allowing the designated individual to act on your behalf in the event of your mental or physical incapacity.

Acceptable Types of POAs

There are several types of POAs and various degrees of responsibility that can be delegated. LASERS is unable to speak to anyone other than you regarding your account or accept documents signed by anyone but you unless we have an approved POA on file. Further, LASERS does not accept strictly Medical POAs, as those relate only to healthcare decisions.

Submitting POA Documents

We strongly encourage you to contact your attorney as you plan ahead to determine if a POA is right for you. Once you have your POA documents, send in the original, notarized document to LASERS to be reviewed and approved by our legal team.