Linked-Benefit Long-Term Care Video Library Launched By AALTCI

Sales of linked-benefit long-term care insurance continue to outpace traditional long-term care policies.  A new video library will provide meaningful information to prospective buyers. “There is enormous interest in linked benefit long-term care,” states Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance director.  “Judging by the consumer inquiries we receive, there are also many misconceptions and some flawed information that we wanted to address.” The Association has just launched an online video library that will consist of short informative videos focused specifically on hybrid or linked-benefit long-term…

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Long-Term Care Insurance Association Releases Linked-Benefit Price Index

A 55-year-old male should expect to pay around $5,300 annually for an average linked-benefit long-term care insurance policy according to the just-published Price Index.  The first price analysis comparing leading linked-benefit insurance costs and benefits was recently published by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. “Linked-benefit long-term care insurance combines the benefits of a life insurance policy with a rider that can provide long-term care benefits,” explains Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.  “These policies now outsell traditional long-term care insurance making it time for us to…

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National Guardian Life Insurance Company brings new LTC coverage to California

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The stand-alone LTC insurer is expanding its selling to the state starting on July 6. The National Guardian Life Insurance Company has announced that it will be bringing its EssentialLTC long term care policy to California next month. The stand-alone LTC insurance policy will become available to Californians starting next week. This announcement means that the National Guardian Life Insurance Company long term care policy will have expanded across the entire country aside from New York and Montana. This coverage is sold through traditional associations, distributions and worksite marketing programs.…

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Younger Americans are seeking long term care insurance policies

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vA MassMutual survey showed that the demand continues to remain solid among consumers. Long term care insurance policies continue to hold their appeal among younger Americans, according to the results of a recent MassMutual survey. Insurers have been withdrawing from this market which comes with expensive chronic care benefits. Despite the concerns among insurers, many consumers are still very interested in investing in long term care insurance policies. The research showed that consumers also like the idea of being able to purchase this coverage as a part of a package…

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Fitch labels General Electric insurance “risky”, sending share prices tumbling

General Electric Insurance - long term care

A new report called the long term care insurance backer the riskiest one in that sector. A new Fitch Rating report referred to General Electric insurance as one of the riskiest backers of long term care coverage. It pointed to the company’s substantial claims exposure and comparatively small cash reserves for paying those claims. As a result of the new designation, G.E. saw its shares take a nose dive at the start of the week. The Fitch Ratings report is issued annually. The credit ratings agency underscored concerns outlined by…

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Long term care insurance rate reform takes a top spot for NAIC

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State insurance commissioners across the country are taking on the rapidly growing pricing problem. State insurance commissioners throughout the U.S. have taken on the growing issue of long term care insurance rate growth. The industry has seen skyrocketing prices as a result of a slew of challenges in this area of coverage. The problems in the LTC insurance industry have been growing over several decades. Long term care insurance rate reform has been necessary for a long time. Over the last decades, insurance companies have been finding that their models…

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Long term care insurance takes another hit from exiting insurers

Long Term Care Insurance Industry - Insurance companies exiting - Goodbye

Another major player in this sector of the insurance industry has announced its market withdrawal. Amid a slew of existing struggles in the long term care insurance industry, Genworth has now announced that it has stopped selling individual stand-alone policies. Genworth had once been the largest seller of L.T.C. coverage in the United States. Genworth’s cessation of long term care insurance sales is immediate as a part of a broader move. This is becoming an increasing trend in the long term care insurance industry. Genworth is no longer selling individual…

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