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 Some insurers have withdrawn from that sector altogether.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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Younger consumers are buying – and benefitting from – long term care coverage

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Linked long term care coverage is starting to appeal to a younger audience due to claims with large payouts. In order to maintain coverage against the high costs of long term care, a growing number of national insurers are now offering a combination product that includes life insurance with the option for LTC benefits. This information was drawn from the 2012 Buyer Study, which was performed by the national trade group, the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. These products that offer linked benefits (also known as combination policies) are…

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