Response Summary Approval:
Once the Living Trust or Will questions are answered, you will notice a response summary page. This is for the client to review all the information gathered from the online interview.
Note: You can click on any of the response items to edit that particular response.
At the bottom of the response summary page, you will see the following:
There are two ways for clients to approve their responses:
1. 'Get Electronic Approval From The Client' - If selected, you are prompted to enter the client's email address, after which the platform sends the client a copy of the response summary. The client then must open the email and approve the responses in order to finish the online interview.
2. 'Client Cannot Access Email' - If selected, download and print the response summary and have the client sign it.
The attorney has determined that POAs and Healthcare Directives do not require the additional approval from the client that the living trust requires.
The easiest way to complete the response summary (RS) approval is right from the tool. If you use the 'email the Response Summary' option found at the bottom of the Response Summary, the client simply clicks the link that the data is correct and the tool will automatically record that the client confirmed data. Be advised - to avoid unnecessary delays and keep the process moving forward, the link in the email times out after 24 hours so it is imperative that the client understands they need to get into their email right away and confirm the accuracy of the information in their file. This feature was intended to be utilized in real-time.*
Best Practice with the Response Summary:
The Guru platform tracks who is logged in. Whenever someone, other than the client themselves, enters data into the online questionnaire, Guru requires that the client sign off on the accuracy of the data as represented in the Response Summary. This is to protect you (and your white label) from someone attempting to claim that the data used to create their plan was in some way inaccurate or was not what the client had intended.
The online system allows two (2) different ways for you to document or verify the accuracy of the data in the online tool: (1) sending the client an email that he can immediately approve the data by clicking a link; or, (2) if the email is problematic (client is not use or have access to email) you print out the Response Summary and get client to initial it as accurate. If you opt for the second option, you keep the hard copy Response Summary in your files. These two options are found at the bottom of the Response Summary, and the tool will not permit you complete an estate plan without securing client's approval of the data in the Response Summary.