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Long-Term Care: Paying For Care When You or Your Loved Ones Need it Most

Traditional health insurance, Medicare, and Medicare Supplements will not cover a long nursing home stay, care at home or care provided in an assisted living facility. Most people who have only standard insurance coverage will bear the financial burden of long-term care either entirely on their own or with assistance from their families.

Long-Term Care (LTC) insurance significantly eases this burden by reimbursing the cost of a variety of services designed to assist an individual with the functions of day-to-day living while remaining independent; whether they are living on their own, or in a health-related facility. A range of services available in the community designed to help meet long-term care needs are covered by this type of policy. This includes visiting nurses, home health aides, friendly visitor programs, home-delivered meals, chore services, adult daycare centers, and respite services for caregivers who need a break from daily responsibilities, which can supplement care given by family members.


Understanding LTC Insurance

You can choose to buy a Long-Term Care policy with a daily or monthly benefit that covers the entire cost of expenses, or you can buy enough insurance to cover a portion of the cost and plan to self-insure any extra expenses, which still limits some risk.

Unlike most types of coverage, Long-Term Care provides favorable tax treatment on both premiums and benefits. In addition, since many people purchase Long-Term Care insurance 10, 20 or 30 years before receiving benefits, inflation protection is an important option to consider. Indexing to inflation allows the  benefit you choose to keep up with the rising cost of care.

A Long-Term Care strategy should be a part of all retirement plans. Today, there are several ways to help financially protect yourself and your family from future long-term care expenses. Owens Group has the expertise and can help facilitate this important discussion and provide solutions that meet your specific needs.

Download: Consumer-LTC-Guide – Understand the facts about Long Term Care to begin your personal plan

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