Thomas P. Morahan's Reports

Check Your Phone Number’s Status On The Do-not-call Registry


You may have recently heard stories warning that people will be dropped off the Do-Not-Call Registry. I wanted to set the record straight.

The federal Do-Not-Call list has been in existence for almost five years now. Because registrations are valid for five years, those who signed onto the list in its early days will automatically be dropped off the list beginning in June 2008 unless they enroll again.

March 26, 2009

Who Will Decide? Honoring Your Health Care Choices

Who will make your health care decisions should you become unable to do so? It’s estimated that four out of five Americans do not have any written health care directives to help their families make medical decisions for them if they become incapacitated.New York's Health Care Proxy Law protects you and your family by ensuring that your wishes are carried out. The law allows you to appoint someone you trust (your "agent" or "proxy") to make health care decisions for you.

Health Care Proxy

April 30, 2008

See If You Are Entitled To New York State Unclaimed Funds

You may be entitled to some of the over $8 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State. A simple internet search is all it takes to see if you are eligible.

Why does New York State have unclaimed funds?

Banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to turn over inactive accounts to the State. The Office of the State Comptroller then serves as the custodian of this money until it is claimed.

What are some types of unclaimed funds?

April 8, 2008

Protecting Children From Internet Predators

The Internet is a wonderful tool that has transformed and improved the lives of millions, but sexual predators have also made it a potentially dangerous weapon that can be used to victimize innocent children.


February 27, 2007
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