Long term care insurance becoming harder for women to buy

Long Term Care insurance for women

While some insurers aren’t selling the policies at all anymore, others are hiking their rates skywards. Long term care insurance is becoming much more of a struggle to purchase, particularly for women, as many insurers have been withdrawing from this sector, and those that have stayed in the game have been driving their rates up to the point that some customers are now paying as much as 40 percent more. This industry is, in some ways, facing the opposite effect that has been seen in the life coverage sector. Life…

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Long term care insurance prices are soaring

Long Term Care insurance Costs

The cost of coverage for nursing home fees is up by double digits this year. The price associated with covering oneself against the cost of a nursing home or other similar forms of assistance service is skyrocketing, as long term care insurance premiums rise by 6 to 17 percent this year. The amount of the increase depends on the type of coverage that is purchased. This data is from the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance. Many insurers in this sector are finding that they are losing money and…

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Employees may qualify for long-term care more easily through employers

LTC Financial Partners LLC. – one of the leading long-term care insurance companies in the United States – has released a statement to Americans in the hopes of assisting them to more easily obtain long-term care insurance and at a better rate simply by asking their employers about it. According to the senior vice president of business development for the insurer, Dan Cahn, by asking their employers about this coverage “could save you time, paperwork, and money — even if your workplace has no group LTC benefit in force.” The…

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John Hancock Financial raises rates on long-term care, sees backlash from consumers

John Hancock Financial, one of Colorado’s largest insurance companies, recently raised rates for long-term care coverage significantly. Some consumers saw increases as high as 90%, while other saw increases of half that number. The rate hikes have sparked the ire of consumers who say that these new rates are excessive. The state’s Department of Insurance is not being inundated with complaints concerning the matter, though regulators claim that the rates are somewhat justified. Long-term care insurance provides coverage for those that must take advantage of nursing homes or various types…

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Avoiding misconceptions about Medicare to sidestep financial struggles

Medicaid insurance plans standards

According to the outcome of a study performed by Bankers Life and Casualty Company Center for a Secure Retirement, a startling number of retired individuals in the middle-income bracket who are on Medicare either do not understand or they misunderstand the costs and coverage provided by the program, which can lead to unexpected expenses. The research, whose findings were included in the report entitled “Retirement Healthcare for Middle-Income Americans”, examined data regarding 400 pre-Medicare individuals in the baby boomer generation (aged 47 to 64), as well as 400 adults in…

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John Hancock announces re-entry into individual long-term care insurance in California

John Hancock has announced that it will be resuming its place as a part of the California individual long-term care insurance marketplace, starting on February 27, 2012, through both its Custom Care III (non-Partnership) and its new California Partnership policy. These two policies will provide comprehensive long-term care coverage for all circumstances, such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes, adult day-care centers, and at home, and will also provide the policyholder with care planning and care giving support. The president of John Hancock long-term care insurance, Marianne Harrison, expressed the…

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Choosing the right long-term care policy to cover your needs

The percentage of people who have purchased life insurance has currently reached a figure that is lower than it has been in half a century, as many people debate whether or not the coverage is worth their money when they are already tightening their belts in an economy that continues to struggle in its recovery. Life insurance differs from standard medical insurance in that it provides coverage for individuals who require assistance with their daily living activities. For example, in the case of a broken shoulder or hip, dementia, or…

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