Disability Insurance – A Dying Breed

When you think of disability insurance, you may automatically think about the benefits some receive through the Social Security program. This is run through the government. Everyone pays in, and someone who becomes disabled can then receive money each month. This program has saved many families from financial ruin, but the amount you can receive each month is not a lot. Families need more protection. Did you know there are other policies you can buy on your own in the event you are in a terrible accident or if you…

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U.S. federal research looks into increases in premiums for long-term care

The results of a federal government study have been released in a report that examined the impact of increasing premiums for insurance policies covering long-term care. The report was created by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and looked into the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP), which is the country’s biggest private insurance program for long-term care. Executive director Jesse Slome, of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance explained that since the FLTCIP is a voluntary plan with regular employees, the group is representative of long-term care insurance…

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