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Thinking About Health: Long-term care insurance may provide little assurance

By administrator | Mar 9, 2015

Thinking About Health: Long-term care insurance may provide little assuranceNews from Craig Daily Press: The U.S. has no national policy to pay for long-term care — no payment system for nursing home, home care or dozens of other services many people need as they age. And almost as bad, there has been little public discussion [...]

Health Sense: EdVest-like fund proposed for long-term care

By administrator | Jun 22, 2014

Health Sense: EdVest-like fund proposed for long-term careNews from Madison.com: Many people need help with bathing, dressing, cooking and other daily activities when they become frail. But less than 8 percent of Americans have long-term care insurance to help pay for such assistance, which can be provided at home or in settings such as assisted [...]

How to afford long-term health care

By administrator | May 29, 2014

How to afford long-term health careNews from The Edwardsville Intelligencer: It’s likely that at some point in your life you will need assistance with your daily activities. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of people over age 65 will eventually need long-term care, whether in a home [...]

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 [...]

Planning for Retirement? Don’t Forget Health Care Costs

By administrator | Oct 6, 2012

Planning for Retirement? Don’t Forget Health Care CostsNews from New York Times: IT’S not news that health care costs are increasing. Yet several recent studies show that few people factor those rising costs into their retirement plans. Consider this example from an annual report from Fidelity Investments: For a 65-year-old couple retiring this year, the [...]

HEALTH: New ad campaign provides roadmap for caregivers

By administrator | Aug 22, 2012

HEALTH: New ad campaign provides roadmap for caregiversNews from North County Times: 2012-08-22T08:00:00Z 2012-08-21T15:55:22Z HEALTH: New ad campaign provides roadmap for caregiversLAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press North County Times A woman grips her car’s steering wheel and silently lets out a scream as her frail father, on oxygen, coughs beside her and her kids play around [...]

CBO: Supreme Court ruling means 3 million fewer with health care

By administrator | Jul 25, 2012

CBO: Supreme Court ruling means 3 million fewer with health careNews from Christian Science Monitor: Congressional Budget Office finds that the Supreme Court’s ruling will cut $ 84 billion from the cost of health-care reform, as states opt out of new law’s call to expand coverage for low-income families. Congress’s non-partisan budget umpire had some [...]

Long-term health care set to follow NHI system: DOH

By administrator | Jul 2, 2012

Long-term health care set to follow NHI system: DOHNews from Taipei Times: The nation’s proposed long-term care insurance system will essentially follow the national health insurance (NHI) system and be paid for in combination by the government, the employer and the insured, a Department of Health (DOH) official said yesterday, in light of concerns over [...]

Implementation of the health care overhaul

By administrator | Jul 1, 2012

Implementation of the health care overhaulNews from Boston Globe: Changes through 2011 Requires insurers to maintain coverage for children until they turn 26; prohibits insurers from denying coverage to children because of preexisting conditions. Bars lifetime dollar limits on coverage. Provides tax credits to help small business with up to 25 employees get and keep [...]

Growth in home health care offers opportunities

By administrator | Jun 17, 2012

Growth in home health care offers opportunitiesNews from Chicago Sun-Times: BY TERRY SAVAGE savage@suntimes.com June 17, 2012 6:24PM Michael Doepke and Mary Doepke, of Home Helpers, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. | John H. White~Chicago Sun-Times. storyidforme: 32198481tmspicid: 11760958fileheaderid: 5210677 Home helpchecklist While the home health care industry seems like a winning opportunity for all involved, [...]

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