Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Quick Guide to Buying Long Term Care Insurance

It is important to remember that when planning for long -term care, the focus should not be on the cost of care currently, but what care will cost when it is most likely needed. That may be 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, or longer.

Now let's consider five essentials regarding long term care insurance.

1. There are different types of provisions in long term care insurance. The type of long term care that is provided depends on the patient's medical necessity, psychosocial needs, and financial situation. Types of long term care include: skilled nursing, intermediate, custodial home-based and hospice care.

2. Policyholders must meet certain conditions to receive benefits.
Long term care benefits begin when policyholders meet certain conditions. A licensed professional performs an assessment to determine if there is a medical necessity for long term care. Medical necessity is generally defined as an inability to perform daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, or eating, due to severe physical limitations or cognitive impairments.

3. The type of policy and the needs of the individual determine the cost of long term care insurance.
Annual premiums can vary significantly depending on your age, health, and the type of policy, but policies can run as high as $5,000 or more per year, However, you do not have to pay that much. Your premium could be reduced by choosing a shorter benefit period, buying at a younger age, sharing care, choosing a longer elimination period, reducing the daily benefits, and including inflation protection.

4. A typical policy pays for care either in a nursing facility or at home
You may fiercely resist living out the rest of your life in a nursing home and would prefer to live at home. These benefits include homemaker/home helper service and home health services which would cover both non-medical and medical services in the home. Today's best long term care policies are designed to provide for this.

5. Your premiums may be tax deductible

There are tax advantages to acquiring long term insurance. Whether you buy it as an individual, a sole proprietor or as a corporation, the premiums can be treated as a tax deductible medical expense. Your tax adviser can update you on the current federal and state rules and limits.

Choosing a Long Term Care Insurance can be complicated. Leave me an e-mail at if you have any questions. and, don't forget a Final Expense Plan.

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