Long term care insurance rate reform takes a top spot for NAIC

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State insurance commissioners across the country are taking on the rapidly growing pricing problem. State insurance commissioners throughout the U.S. have taken on the growing issue of long term care insurance rate growth. The industry has seen skyrocketing prices as a result of a slew of challenges in this area of coverage. The problems in the LTC insurance industry have been growing over several decades. Long term care insurance rate reform has been necessary for a long time. Over the last decades, insurance companies have been finding that their models…

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Long term care insurance takes another hit from exiting insurers

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Another major player in this sector of the insurance industry has announced its market withdrawal. Amid a slew of existing struggles in the long term care insurance industry, Genworth has now announced that it has stopped selling individual stand-alone policies. Genworth had once been the largest seller of L.T.C. coverage in the United States. Genworth’s cessation of long term care insurance sales is immediate as a part of a broader move. This is becoming an increasing trend in the long term care insurance industry. Genworth is no longer selling individual…

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Over 41% of long-term care insurance policies are in these 10 states

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There are approximately 8 million Americans with L.T.C. coverage, and nearly half reside in 10 states. Newly released American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (A.A.L.T.C.I.) data shows that approximately 8 million Americans are covered by some form of L.T.C. policy. That said, between one third and one half of those policyholders live in only 10 states across the country. The data is from 2017 but represents the latest issued by the N.A.I.C. annual study findings. The A.A.L.T.C.I. based its data on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (N.A.I.C.) national study.…

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

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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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Long-term care insurance industry eyes gender-specific pricing

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Long-term care insurance to see major shift in policy pricing The long-term care insurance industry is making moves to break away from its traditional unisex focus to adopt a more gender-based pricing structure. Several long-term care insurance companies have begun focusing on health care information that separates women from men and these companies believe that the time is right to address the issues that these two parties represent by restructuring fees and altering the prices associated with certain policies. Genworth is one such company. Genworth to embrace gender-specific pricing Genworth…

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Long term care insurance study identifies women’s coverage concerns

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Research conducted by a Milwaukee insurer has identified a number of enlightening facts. The results of a long term care insurance study performed by Northwestern Mutual Life have shown that while women seem to have a greater understanding than their male counterparts regarding the options and resources that are available to a person who requires assisted living services, they are also notably less likely to purchase the necessary coverage to shelter them from those risks. The insurer released its findings in time for the awareness month for this form of…

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Long term care insurance policies are evolving for greater choice

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The most recent offerings in this sector are including a larger number of options for consumers. Long term care insurance companies have been observing an increasing trend of skyrocketing costs as their policyholders are living longer and are using more services such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The value in this type of policy is in the fact that it covers these extremely expensive services. However, because policyholders are generating far greater expenses than had been predicted, the long term care insurance industry is being faced with massive…

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