Long term care insurance discounts and costs vary more widely

Long Term Care Insurance Planning

A recent analysis has revealed that choosing the proper insurer can make a vast difference in the expense. A recent analysis has determined that there are considerable price differences offered among the leading long term care insurance companies in the United States, and that this knowledge could either save or cost consumers hundreds of dollars on an annual basis. This sector of the industry is in a state of flux, which is causing insurers to use different approaches to setting prices. According to the American Association for Long Term Care…

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Long term care insurance study reveals buyer behaviors

Long Term Care Insurance Planning

Recent research has identified some of the reasons that people are purchasing the coverage. According to the results of a recent study, the people who are the most likely to buy long term care insurance are also those who are either getting ready for their retirement, or who have known someone who has experienced a situation in which they required LTC. The research suggested that life events tend to be a major trigger for making this kind of planning purchase. The study was conducted by the MSR Group and was…

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Long term care insurance pricing to factor in gender

Long Term Care Insurance cost for women gender

Women are about to see their LTCI premiums head skyward compared to those paid by men. The average lifespan of a woman is considerably longer than that of a man and, for the first time in the United States, some long term care insurance companies are seeking to make them pay higher premiums to help to compensate for the higher costs that this longer lifespan entails. Pricing that is gender specific is something that has been tossed around for some time now. As long term care insurance providers seek to…

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Long term care insurance opportunities help to offer greater savings

Long term care insurance planning

The option for guaranteed purchase helps to keep costs down, but it is important to watch for varying provisions. The latest new options in long term care insurance are now providing people in their fifties and sixties with the opportunity to lower the expense associated with their coverage by hundreds of dollars every year. This may help people to be able to buy the coverage they need at a price that can fit within their budgets. Jesse Slome, the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) director “The Guaranteed…

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Long term care insurance applications of boomers rejected

Long Term Care Insurance

Applicants for the coverage are experiencing a notable downtrend in their acceptance by insurers. The industry has noted a striking trend in the long term care insurance sector, in which applicants for the coverage – particularly in the baby boomer age group – have not been able to purchase the policies because they have been rejected by their insurers. These consumers are being told that LTC coverage is important to their future planning but cannot buy it. According to the data that has just been released by LTC Tree, insurers…

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Flood insurance risk maps recreated by FEMA for Hampden County

Flood Insurance

This will change the rates that are being paid by residents of the area whose condition has been altered. The federal government has now released the newly redrawn version of the flood insurance maps for Hampden County, Massachusetts, which will be required to be applied by communities on or before July 16 so that their residents will be eligible to take part in the national coverage program. Several properties have been affected by the new map, though the actual number has not yet been released. Communities are required to implement…

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Long term care insurance not a high priority for many in the US

Long Term Care Insurance

New research has shown that the coverage and other preparations for LTC is not a top concern. According to the results of a new poll, which looked into the way that people aged 40 and higher are making preparations for their future aging needs, the trend is that few are making a high priority of taking out long term care insurance and making other preparations to pay for the costly assistance that they may one day need. Two thirds of the participants in the study said that they had planned…

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Life insurance often considered long term care coverage alternative in Maine

Elderly selling their life insurance to get pay out

A new bill in the state could offer consumers a more affordable form of LTC coverage. Seniors living in Maine and who are reliant on the MaineCare program, which is currently strained for cash, may find that a new opportunity is opening up to help them to obtain long term care coverage – which is traditionally quite expensive – through life insurance policies, should lawmakers decide to pass a new bill. This bill does have a notable amount of support already and is currently under debate in the Legislature. The…

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Long term care insurance to take some pressure from Medicaid and Medicare

Long Term Care insurance Costs

These expenses could start to threaten these healthcare programs if the coverage doesn’t take off. The latest reports about the number of people who are purchasing long term care insurance are revealing that if this trend continues, it could end up leading to a considerable amount of strain on the Medicaid and Medicare programs than they have faced in the past. Many parts of the country see expenses greater than $100,000 per person for these services. As this level of cost can rapidly deplete a family’s finances, it can rapidly…

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Long term care insurance changes coming to New Jersey

Long Term Care Insurance

This could mean that consumers – particularly women – will be paying considerably higher premiums. According to the latest information from New Jersey, it appears that consumers should start to prepare themselves for some considerably higher long term care insurance premiums before the second half of this year. This will be especially true for women, who could also find their policy provisions more restrictive. Consumers are also being cautioned that this could happen at any time without any warning. The long term care insurance industry is blaming the historically low…

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