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It’s not news that the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index have both plummeted since the beginning of the year. Consumers are understandably worried. Financial advisors and insurance agents are fielding calls from clients concerned about what’s to come. When financial markets decline and uncertainty pervades, it is logical the consumers are wary about big ticket purchases. And, admittedly, long-term care insurance today can be considered one of those big-ticket purchases. LTC is a ‘should have’ rather than a ‘must-have’ purchase. When stock markets…

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Latest Long-Term Care Insurance Data Can Help Agents Marketing LTC Solutions

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The latest examination of long-term care insurance applicants can help agents communicate the importance of timely planning. One of the reasons individuals do not pursue long-term care insurance planning information is the general sense that coverage can be obtained at any age. It makes logical sense in their minds to wait until a need is relatively imminent. As many consumers will tell you, why pay for something I may never need or won’t need for many years? Agents marketing traditional and linked benefit long-term care solutions have lacked relevant and…

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Long-term care insurance premiums are rising as benefits are reduced

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Approximately 70 percent of Americans will require LTC of some form in their lifetimes. Purchasing long-term care insurance is a daunting task for many Americans, who are finding policies increasingly difficult to afford, while they watch the benefits shrinking despite the rising cost. Many Americans find themselves frustrated and overwhelmed when trying to find affordable policies. This particular issue isn’t quite new to the long-term care insurance industry. Prices have been rising for several years while insurers cut back on what the provide in their policies. The reason is primarily…

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Linked-Benefit Long-Term Care Video Library Launched By AALTCI

Sales of linked-benefit long-term care insurance continue to outpace traditional long-term care policies.  A new video library will provide meaningful information to prospective buyers. “There is enormous interest in linked benefit long-term care,” states Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance director.  “Judging by the consumer inquiries we receive, there are also many misconceptions and some flawed information that we wanted to address.” The Association has just launched an online video library that will consist of short informative videos focused specifically on hybrid or linked-benefit long-term…

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Long-Term Care Insurance Association Releases Linked-Benefit Price Index

A 55-year-old male should expect to pay around $5,300 annually for an average linked-benefit long-term care insurance policy according to the just-published Price Index.  The first price analysis comparing leading linked-benefit insurance costs and benefits was recently published by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. “Linked-benefit long-term care insurance combines the benefits of a life insurance policy with a rider that can provide long-term care benefits,” explains Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.  “These policies now outsell traditional long-term care insurance making it time for us to…

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Five Different Types of Senior Care Residential Homes that Could be Right for You

When it comes to thinking about senior care, it can be difficult to decide which is the right path to take. This is why it’s important to understand the different types of senior care available and what kind of residential care would suit your elderly parent or relative’s needs if they can’t live independently anymore. To give you some ideas of what options are out there, here are five examples of senior residential homes to choose from.  Retirement Community A retirement community is designed for those who are still able…

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Financial Aspects You Shouldn’t Delay

The last thing you need after years of faithful toil as an employee is to begin retirement without any means to sustain your lifestyle. Or worse still, begin your retirement in debt.  To avoid such an unfortunate start to your sunset years, get your finances in order now. It’s never too early; if you’ve just secured your first full-time gig, now is the time to begin building a solid financial foundation for your future.  Life Insurance Coverage Life insurance offers you a means to provide for your family when you…

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