Hybrid life insurance policies gain popularity as LTC payment plans

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As long term care insurance skyrockets in price, many people are looking for alternative funding. Hybrid life insurance policies are beginning to take the place of long term care insurance policies. Traditional LTC products have plummeted in popularity due to their spiking premiums in recent years. To pay for long term care needs, consumers are turning to new types of insurance coverage. Hybrid life insurance policies are becoming a leading option in that area. These policies come in the form of life products that back long term care financing strategies.…

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Long-term care insurance premiums to see massive increase in Kansas

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State residents will see a major increase in their long-term care insurance premiums Kansas residents that have purchased long-term care insurance will be hit by significant rate increases in the near future. Policyholders have been reporting that they have been notified that they will see rate increases as high as 60%. The Kansas Insurance Department has confirmed that this is, indeed, the case, as regulators have approved significant rate increases coming from insurers. For many consumers, this may become a major financial burden that may mean they would lose their…

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Trends in long term care insurance purchasing are shifting

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According to the main industry association, people are choosing lower inflation growth options. The American Association for Long Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) has now reported on the outcomes of its 2014 study that has determined that buyers are significantly changing their buying patterns when it comes to this type of coverage. Previous years had seen customers purchasing choices that gave a 5 percent annual boost to initial benefits. However, according to Jesse Slome, the director of the association, “In years past consumers favored policies that included an option that increased…

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Long term care insurance premiums vary broadly, but are higher overall

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The rates that are being paid for this coverage are dependent on a very large number of factors. A recently released industry report has shown that while the rates for long term care insurance have been rapidly on the rise, the premiums themselves vary broadly depending on a number of different factors that go into the calculations. The report showed that this year, the average rise for LTC insurance premiums was close to 9 percent. At the same time, even though the rates for long term care insurance have been…

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month draws attention to long term care insurance

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It also complements the fact that it November is National Caregiver Month, a celebration of over 15 million Americans. November is the time of the year which most effectively underscores the importance of long term care insurance as it is both National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month and National Caregiver month. This is a time in which to learn more about dementia and thank those who care for individuals affected by it. At the start of this month, President Barack Obama released a statement that recognized National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month,…

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Long term care insurance review gives Genworth stock a slap in the face

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The reaction from Wall Street was far from positive as the company looks into its claims reserves. When Genworth Financial Inc. announced that it would be reviewing the adequacy of their claims reserves with regards to their long term care insurance business, the reaction from Wall Street was to send the company’s stock tumbling. The company has already reported that it had experienced a drop in its operating profits in the second quarter. In fact, the long term care insurance company’s stock fell by 14 percent, bringing it down $2.28…

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Long term care insurance premiums allowed to rise 75 percent in Texas

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Regulators in the state have given permission for the increase to stand, frustrating some consumers. The Texas Department of Insurance is taking fierce criticism from two families regarding the 75 percent increase that was allowed to stand for premiums being paid for long term care insurance coverage in the state. The question that they has raised is whether the department is on the side of the customer or the insurance industry. They have also asked about the true power of the agency and whether it actually has the power to…

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