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Ask Kim: Should we buy a shared-benefit for long-term care coverage?

By administrator | Aug 27, 2015

Ask Kim: Should we buy a shared-benefit for long-term care coverage?News from Chicago Tribune: By Kimberly Lankford, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Kiplinger’s Money Power Q: How does a shared-benefit rider for long-term-care insurance work? How much does it cost? A: A shared-benefit rider gives you and your spouse a pool of long-term-care benefits to split between [...]

Weighing the pros, cons of long-term-care coverage

By administrator | Jan 29, 2015

Weighing the pros, cons of long-term-care coverageNews from CNBC: No one wants to think about it, but the reality is that sooner or later the majority of people will require some sort of long-term care. In fact, 70 percent of people turning 65 years old can expect to need some type of long-term care, according [...]

Chaotic market for long-term care coverage

By administrator | Sep 16, 2014

Chaotic market for long-term care coverageNews from Reading Eagle: Tuesday September 16, 2014 12:01 AM The conversation usually comes after someone watches an elderly family member become ill and then struggle to create a quick plan for care. Paying for it all drains assets fast. That’s when family members think about their own plans for [...]

CalPERS long-term care policyholders downgrade coverage, avoid rate hike

By administrator | Mar 12, 2014

CalPERS long-term care policyholders downgrade coverage, avoid rate hikeNews from Sacramento Bee: More than a quarter of policyholders covered by CalPERS’ most costly long-term care insurance switched to cheaper plans over the last year, avoiding a controversial premium hike that looms in 2015. About 16,000 people shifted from programs that guaranteed life-time benefits with inflation-adjusted [...]

Dollars and sense: Thinking about long-term care coverage

By administrator | Dec 23, 2013

Dollars and sense: Thinking about long-term care coverageNews from Hopkinton Crier: One of the greatest challenges when it comes to planning for retirement is trying to predict future healthcare expenses. Additionally, many people are living longer – well into their 80s or 90s – which makes the need for long-term care increasingly likely for many [...]

Why you may need to think about long-term care coverage

By administrator | Dec 22, 2013

Why you may need to think about long-term care coverageNews from Your Houston News: If you are at least 50 years old, you most likely have started to ask whether you should obtain an insurance policy to help pay for potential future long-term care costs; and if you are like most people, you are putting [...]

Health Law Bars Opting Out Of Maternity Coverage; Long Term Care Insurance …

By administrator | Feb 10, 2013

Health Law Bars Opting Out Of Maternity Coverage; Long Term Care Insurance …News from Kaiser Health News: This week, I am answering readers’ questions about maternity coverage requirements in the new health insurance exchanges, long-term-care insurance and switching employer health plans. Q. Under the Affordable Care Act, will all plans have to cover maternity benefits [...]

MAKING CENTS: Think twice before declining long-term care coverage

By administrator | Jan 13, 2013

MAKING CENTS: Think twice before declining long-term care coverageNews from The Patriot Ledger: Many times over the years I’ve written about long-term care insurance, and it still blows me away how many people say that this coverage is a waste of money. The only ones who want LTC coverage are the families who have been [...]

Long-term care coverage: Worth the price?

By administrator | Dec 6, 2012

Long-term care coverage: Worth the price?News from Elizabeth O’Brien’s Retire Well … – MarketWatch: By Elizabeth O’Brien Many people hear “long-term care insurance” and think “nursing home.” The thought often ends there. Few want to end their life in a care facility, so why would they buy a product that enables them to do just [...]

SC cuts long-term nursing-home coverage

By administrator | Nov 25, 2012

SC cuts long-term nursing-home coverageNews from The State: COLUMBIA, S.C. — The state health plan will stop providing coverage for long-term nursing home care after June 2013. The change does not affect the 11,000 people who currently have the insurance. And anyone who signs up for the insurance before June would keep it. But after [...]

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