Time spent with family during the holidays is cherished time for most, especially those who are unable to see each other frequently throughout the year. Something you should take time during the holidays to sit down with your family and address, which was the focus of a recent Forbes article, is your financial standing and future health plans, especially for long term care.
Up until now, Florida nursing homes have remained largely the same, but things are about to change for the better. John Knox Village is opening the state’s first Green House long term care facility in Pompano Beach.
The retirement community has plans to begin construction on the new home next year.
A survey conducted by Genworth found that most consumers are unaware of the true cost of retirement and have false confidence about their target retirement age. The findings of the study were released this week and showed a serious gap between expectations and reality when it comes to retirement.
A commission to address the long term care financing issues in Maine met for the first time on Friday and discussed the state’s long term care system, which legislators say is “on the brink”.
After the CLASS Act was cut from the Affordable Care Act due to the lack of financial sustainability, the Commission on Long Term Care was created to address the long term care issues facing our country today. Among policy recommendations in the Commission’s final report is the suggestion that the Medicare 3-day hospitalization requirement for long term care be eliminated.
People shopping for a long term care insurance policy will notice that there are a lot of different choices, many of which can be confusing to those who have never dealt with this type of policy before. One option in particular, the Guaranteed Purchase Option, is often offered as a rider, but young buyers should stay away from this rider to avoid future financial disaster.
The short version, no math:
If you’re 70-75 years old, and think you may use your Long Term Care Insurance plan in the next 10-15 years, 5% Equal or 5% Simple Inflation Protection may be the best option for you. On the other hand: If you’re under 70, in almost every case, 5% Compound Inflation Protection will give you better value.
The math: Why Compound is superior.
Socrates once said “the beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” If you’re just starting to learn Long-Term Care Insurance, the terms can be overwhelming. The signal-to-noise ratio of sites offering advice is terrible and getting worse.
Guaranteed Renewable Long Term Care Insurance policies cannot be cancelled down the road when your health changes. While you as a consumer can cancel anytime, the insurer cannot arbitrarily cancel your policy if it is Guaranteed Renewable.
After all, Long Term Care Insurance is something you buy whenyoung and healthy with an expectation of use well into the future.