Long term care insurance coverage costs continue their climb

Long-Term Care Insurance

The price tag for these often vital policies are ever on the rise and show no sign of slowing down. For many people, the type of coverage that is provided by long term care insurance is an absolute necessity, because if they reach the point that they are no longer able to perform their own daily living activities – such as dressing, bathing, grooming, and preparing their own meals – they would not have the financial ability to pay for the assistance that they would require. Among those without coverage,…

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Long term care insurance policies may need extra inflation coverage

Long Term Care Insurance Planning

Many experts are starting to recommend that added protection be purchased to ensure the coverage will be adequate. Although it may sound a little bit strange to hear that experts are recommending extra coverage for a long term care insurance policy, but that is exactly what is happening on an increasing basis in order to protect policyholders against inflation. Without that additional protection, some are starting to question the value of this type of policy in the first place. The executive director of the American Association for Long Term Care…

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Long term care insurance is becoming more popular

Long Term Care insurance Costs

Americans are beginning to discover the importance of this coverage and are starting to buy again. The latest trend in long term care insurance in the United States appears to be the increasing recognition of the importance of this kind of coverage, and therefore a rise in the number of policies that are actually being purchased. This type of policy has been available to Americans for approximately 40 years. However, as it is an expensive form of insurance policy, many people have avoided it as they have prioritized other expenses…

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Long term care insurance company fined $115,000

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Oregon regulators have slapped Bankers Life with the penalty regarding mishandling of claims. State regulators in Oregon have handed Bankers Life and Casualty Co. a massive fine of $115,000 because the long term care insurance company had been mishandling claims that were being filed by disabled and elderly policyholders. The fine was issued after the insurer had been found to have made dozens of violations to the regulations in the state. According to Laura Cali, the Commissioner in Oregon, “I think we’ve made it very clear to them that this…

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Long term care insurance study shows women will soon pay much more

Long Term Care Insurance for women and men

At the same time, it has revealed that it is still possible to take advantage of savings for a short time. The American Association for Long Term Care Insurance has now released the results of a study that has investigated the cost of purchasing this coverage for single women, and the direction that it is taking. It found that women in half of the states still have a chance to save between 40 and 60 percent. The key to being able to benefit from these long term care insurance savings…

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Long term care insurance study shows heightened need for coverage planning

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A report from the AALTCI has shown that education is required when planning for options later in life. The American Association for Long Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) has just released the results of a national study that has identified and underlined the tremendous toll that is being taken by the overwhelming majority of adults who are providing the care services for an aging spouse or parent. Every year, these individuals are providing billions of dollars worth of services, completely unpaid. The director of the national trade group for the long…

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Long term care insurance pricing to factor in gender

Long Term Care Insurance cost for women gender

Women are about to see their LTCI premiums head skyward compared to those paid by men. The average lifespan of a woman is considerably longer than that of a man and, for the first time in the United States, some long term care insurance companies are seeking to make them pay higher premiums to help to compensate for the higher costs that this longer lifespan entails. Pricing that is gender specific is something that has been tossed around for some time now. As long term care insurance providers seek to…

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