While you know that emergencies happen, you probably don’t think they will ever happen to you. In that respect, you are exactly like everyone else. Unfortunately, there may come a time in your life when you are involved in an emergency and your lack of preparedness could come back to hurt you. Because of this possibility, it’s important that you create an ICE card as soon as possible.
What is an ICE card?
An ICE card stands for “in case of emergency.” The card contains important information about you that people may need to know if you are involved in an accident or other emergency.
What is on an ICE card?
Your card should contain several key pieces of information. First, you should list the names of several emergency contact numbers. Second, you should include your health information, such as your age, date of birth, blood type, any known allergies, current medication, and your health insurance information. You can include other information, such as your primary care physician or even your employer, but as long as you have contact information and relevant medical information, that should be enough.
How do you get an ICE card?
There are a number of pre-made ICE and emergency information cards available, but these may not always be suitable for your needs, especially if you’re creating an estate plan. Speak to your lawyer about creating an ICE card and ensuring that it contains the essential information that can help you in an emergency.