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Jul
15

Dave Ramsey helps so many people but he is way off on when to buy LTC coverage

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If Dave could just grasp that telling people to wait until their 60s can not only price them out of the market, it can make them uninsurable so that no amount of money will buy it for them. Sadly, the 60 year olds who try and fail to get LTC insurance are very likely to lose the financial peace for which they turned to him to start with because long-term care is the most common reason people outlive their savings. …

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Dec
16

Free brochure to share with all you know to save state budget dollars for education and public safety

I’ve been trying since July 2010 to bring attention to the fact Americans think deciding to insure for long-term care is a personal choice, affecting only them. Americans are really choosing between paying long-term care insurance premium which leaves dollars in the state budget for education or not buying LTC insurance, which diverts state budget …

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Jul
14

How the Supreme Court Decision Affects Long-Term Care Insurance

The Supreme Court decision on June 28, 2012 makes it even more critical for people to own long-term care insurance as it is highly questionable as to how many Medicaid dollars will be there for LTC in the future. In 20-30 years, people who need long-term care will be sharply divided between haves and have-nots. Many people who elected to self-insure will be squarely in the middle of the have-not bucket as the cost of care soars to $1000 a day in 30 years. Money buys choices. Without long-term care insurance, most families simply won’t have the money to buy care and their worst nightmare will happen as the burden for their care falls on their children and grandchildren. …

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Jan
07

What Happened to the New Government Program That Was Supposed to Pay for Long-Term Care?

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act was a provision in the 2010 health care reform act (Public Law 111-148) that was supposed to provide an average benefit of $50 a day depending on the level of impairment with a lifetime (unlimited) benefit period. This benefit would grow each year based on Urban …

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Mar
11

Trends in LTCI or Trains?

Trends in LTCI or Trains? (written for Life Insurance Selling, November 2010 issue) The long-term care insurance industry is hanging between the Medicaid expansion on one side making people think the state will pay, the CLASS Act on the other side making people think the federal government will pay, and rate increases hanging over us …

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Mar
11

You Can’t Put a Price on Dignity

You Can’t Put a Price on Dignity (written for California Broker, November 2010) The nation is being engulfed by a tidal wave of entitlement mentality. The feasibility of funding long-term care with taxpayer dollars through the Medicaid program is bleak with 150 million employees vs. 58 million people on Medicaid today.2, 3 That’s a ratio …

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Mar
11

Long-Term Care Insurance Needed to Protect America’s Financial Recovery

Long-Term Care Insurance Needed to Protect America’s Financial Recovery (written for Agent Sales Journal, November 2010 issue) By Phyllis Shelton, President, LTC Consultants and LTCiTraining.com America has a choice to make. There’s no way that public dollars alone can pay the long-term care for the baby boomers, 95% of whom have no coverage for long-term …

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