Long-Term Care Insurance

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TheStreet.com  Apr 7  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While health insurance is controversial, the product is not broken. Long-term care insurance is broken. Long-term care insurance works something like Social Security. Young workers pay; old workers collect. But as the...
MarketWatch  Apr 3  Comment 
Rising prices and confusing products have chased many consumers away from long-term-care coverage, but many of us will still need it. Here’s how to get the best value from a policy.
Forbes  Mar 26  Comment 
A team of researchers at Georgetown University and six other medical centers has developed a simple blood test  they say can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, whether an individual will develop Alzheimer’s Disease within 2-3 years.  If it...
New York Times  Mar 21  Comment 
Even if the premium goes up, it may be worthwhile to keep a current policy, some specialists say.     
TheStreet.com  Mar 7  Comment 
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) Taxpayers who pay for long-term care insurance and who don't take available deductions on that insurance are leaving money on the table that Uncle Sam is only too happy to grab. Most American don't realize they can deduct...
DailyFinance  Mar 4  Comment 
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/04/14 -- The future tax deductibility of long term care insurance premiums is overlooked by millions of working age baby boomers says a leading expert. "An individual can deduct as much as $4,660 for ...
Reuters  Feb 5  Comment 
Humana Inc : * CEO Bruce Broussard says during conference call that company evaluating strategic alternatives for its closed long-term care insurance business * CEO says seeing...
DailyFinance  Feb 4  Comment 
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/14 -- Long term care insurance companies paid nearly $7.5 billion in claim benefits to 273,000 individuals in 2013 according to a just-released report. "Total benefit payments increased by 13...
New York Times  Jan 31  Comment 
The price of long-term care insurance? Eternal vigilance.     
Wall Street Journal  Jan 15  Comment 
Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske talks about what's driving the rise in new insurance policies and the value of long-term care insurance.




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Long-term care insurance helps provide for the cost of long-term care beyond a predetermined period. Long-term care insurance covers care generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.

Individuals who require long-term care are generally not sick in the traditional sense, but instead, are unable to perform the basic activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, eating, toileting, continence, transferring (getting in and out of a bed or chair), and walking.

Age is not a determining factor in needing long-term care. About 60 percent of individuals over age 65 will require at least some type of long-term care services during their lifetime. About 40% of those receiving long-term care today are between 18 and 64. Once a change of health occurs long-term care insurance may not be available.

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