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Feb
02

Welcome from Phyllis Shelton

This website is for consumers who don’t have a local insurance professional to answer their questions about long-term care insurance.

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Sep
01

Mothers Don’t Let Your Daughters Grow Up To Be Caregivers

Mother and Daughter Face To Face

Without a plan, millions of daughters will be thrust into providing care for an aging parent, at great emotional, mental and physical cost, a much greater toll than financial.

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Aug
16

Should You Accept an 85% Rate Increase?

As horrendous as an 85% rate increase sounds, it becomes not so horrendous when you analyze it. Here’s a case study along with my advice.

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Aug
03

The Biggest Retirement Concerns – Do You Agree?

Mature woman beach

Traditional long-term care insurance isn’t the answer for everyone. I’ve been helping people up to age 85 with the five concerns listed in this article by helping them acquire a lifetime income they can’t outlive, that doubles for up to five years if they need long-term care.

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Apr
27

I Thought My Husband Would NEVER Use His LTC Insurance

There are no guarantees in life. I just heard from a grateful client who is so glad her husband bought LTC insurance.

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Feb
11

An easier way to qualify for long-term care insurance

It’s imperative that we continue to look for alternate ways to manage the long-term care (LTC) risk, and that’s how I’ve been spending much of my time. For example, I’m looking at a number of annuities that provide long-term care

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Dec
10

The Dramatic Difference LTC Insurance Makes to the Caregiver

Mary and Valerie have a lot in common as they are both caregivers. Mary’s Aunt Julia has long-term care insurance, whereas Valerie’s mother does not. Does it make a difference? Have you considered long-term care insurance to protect your family from the impact on Valerie’s life?

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Sep
07

Combining Life Insurance or Annuities with Long-Term Care Insurance

It would be easy to say “yes” to long-term care insurance if you didn’t have to come up with new money to pay for it, wouldn’t it? Well, there might just be a way to pull that off by repositioning money you already have. An important tax change was effective January 1, 2010* that has made it easier to combine long-term care insurance with either life insurance or annuities. This article shows three reasons why you might want to do that.

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Jun
29

What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision to Nullify DOMA Mean for Medicaid LTC Benefits?

Publicity around the Supreme Court’s decision to nullify the Defense of Marriage Act on June 26, 2013 has centered around the ability to file joint tax returns and collect survivor social security benefits. My first reaction was “What about the ability to take advantage of the spousal impoverishment benefits under Medicaid?”

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Jun
11

Response to June 8 2013 New York Times article about LTCI claims

If you saw the New York Times article “Fine Print and Red Tape in LTC Policies”, you may be questioning your decision to buy long-term care insurance. Or, if you have a policy, this article may have made you wonder if you should have bought it. The fact that I’m writing this response shows you how important it is to me that you don’t have these doubts. Please let me lay your concerns to rest as I respond to a client’s question about her CNA policy.

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