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 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 policies may need extra inflation coverage

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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

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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 changes coming to New Jersey

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This could mean that consumers – particularly women – will be paying considerably higher premiums. According to the latest information from New Jersey, it appears that consumers should start to prepare themselves for some considerably higher long term care insurance premiums before the second half of this year. This will be especially true for women, who could also find their policy provisions more restrictive. Consumers are also being cautioned that this could happen at any time without any warning. The long term care insurance industry is blaming the historically low…

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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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