There are no insurance companies that cover independent advocacy. And as nice as that sounds, you probably wouldn't want them to. Why? Because whoever is paying for a service gets to call the shots and set the priorities. I work directly for YOU and there are absolutely no goals other than getting you the best, most efficient, least stressful care possible. There are some clinics, hospitals, and insurance companies that have employees with the title Advocate. I am certain that at times they are very helpful, but they do answer to their employer and not the customer.
I believe in the value of advocacy with all my heart. I want to make it affordable for as many people as possible. The rates in the Seattle area generally range from $150/hour and upward.
It's actually the industry standard to wait until a prospective client and Advocate have talked -- at least by phone -- before discussing fees. But that didn't align with my personality. I'm a very direct person: what you see is what you get. Most people looking for an Advocate are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. I don't want to do anything to add to that.
I am, at heart, a caregiver and not a business person. I want to spend my time helping people, I don't want to spend it following up with people to pay their bills.
That is up to you and how much you anticipate working together. You can pay a little and replenish when your balance falls below $150, or you could place a higher retainer and not have to monitor your balance closely.
Bills are rounded up or down to the closest 10 minute mark.
1-5 minutes = 0 minutes.
6-15 minutes = 10 minutes.
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