Long term care insurance tax deduction limits are on their way up

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The IRS has increased these limitations to help LTC customers afford their policies. The director of the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance, Jesse Slome, has announced that the IRS has now increased their tax deduction limits on this form of coverage. The Internal Revenue Service announced the start of this change for policies purchased in 2013. According to Slome, “For taxable years beginning in 2013, the limitations have been increased,” adding that “Tax advantaged long-term care insurance remains one of the few remaining significant tax-savings benefits especially meaningful…

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Long term care insurance requires some significant changes to boost its caring

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has released an article making suggestions to change the sector. In an article entitled “Putting The ‘Care’ Into Long Term Care Insurance”, the Kaiser Family Foundation posted on its news site that the sector of coverage is creating too much of a struggle for those it covers, and that changes need to be made in order to resolve these issues. According to the organization, the coverage has a lot to offer, but it is still very hard on its customers. As a lead in to its…

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Long term care insurance is undergoing some important changes

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These alterations reflect the desire of insurers to tighten their belts. As the American population gets older, the long term care insurance industry is facing a number of struggles in terms of the expenses that it is facing. Some insurers have withdrawn from that sector altogether. Other long term care insurance companies have been holding off on the sales of the policies that offer the most generous benefits, while they cinch their underwriting efforts. Almost all of them are increasing the premiums that are paid on the policies that already…

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Long term care insurance most common claim is Alzheimer’s disease

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This form of dementia causes a significant percentage of LTC nursing home claims. According to an American Association for Long Term Care Insurance report, the leading cause of nursing home claims paid for by this type of coverage is Alzheimer’s disease. Just over one quarter of LTC insurance claims are the result of the mental illness. Data from the Alzheimer’s Association has shown that at the moment, there are 5.4 million people in the United States with the condition, and that one out of every eight older Americans has it.…

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Residents of California still aren’t buying into long term care insurance

The results of a survey of the residents of California have just been released, to show that while an increasing number are aware that there is a possibility that they will be required to cover certain long term care costs, such as nursing homes, as they get older, only a small percentage are willing to purchase long term care insurance. The survey showed that when compared with the statistics from 17 years ago (when the survey was first conducted), today’s consumers are twice as likely to say that they are…

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Survey shows financial plans should include insurance

According to a Saybrus Partners survey, just under half of the American adults who have received professional financial advising and who have a financial plan have ever addressed the issue of including life insurance as a part of their portfolio. Saybrus Partners is a Hartford, Connecticut-based life insurance partnership company. Among the survey participants who said that they had talked with their financial advisors about life insurance, 15 percent said that the discussion was held over a decade ago. An additional 40 percent had talked about it within the last…

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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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