As we grow older, most of us are going to need help with activities of daily living. Long term care insurance is a product that is designed to help with this. It’s also a product that’s in the news for positive as well as negative reasons. We dedicated this episode to exploring what LTC insurance is, whether it’s a good fit for you, and some other items you should consider before obtaining a LTC insurance policy.
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[01:42] Background – What long-term care insurance is, what it covers, and how long-term care insurance policies evolved over the years.
[09:24] Statistics – Grant reviews statistics from the US Department of Health and Human Services about the percentage of people who are going to need long-term care assistance in their life.
[12:27] Deciding Whether You Need It – Why you should consider your financial status when you’re thinking about obtaining a LTC insurance policy.
[15:15] State Facilities – Things you should keep in mind if you’re considering a state facility for long-term care.
[19:09] When to Obtain Long-Term Care Insurance – Grant shares his take on the ideal age for obtaining a LTC insurance policy and the reasons behind it.
[22:27] Pricing Issues – Grant explains how the way LTC insurance pricing was structured in the early years and how it affected the premiums over the next couple of decades.
[27:52] Drawbacks – Grant explains how the premiums may further increase in the future and some alternate options you can use to make the situation better.
[31:30] Practicality of Long-Term Care – Important things to keep in mind if you’re planning to take care of your loved ones yourself.
What is LTC Insurance? – ltc.acl.gov/costs-how-to-pay/what-is-LTC-ins
LTC Providers and Services Users in the United States – US Department of Health and Human Services: www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_43-508.pdf