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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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Aug 27

Outside-of-the-Box Thinking About Long-Term Care Planning–One Size Does Not Fit All

As a shoe aficionado, I have observed that long-term care planning is quickly starting to resemble my closet of 100 pairs of shoes. 

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Mar 11

Denial is Not a River in Egypt

People have a 50 percent chance of needing LTC at some point in life, and about 30 percent of people who do may need care for five years or more, according to a new study by LifePlans, Inc. Being in denial about this could be the worst thing you ever do to the people who love you.

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Jun 22

Operation Starfish – Are You That One? Women, Please Act NOW!

Are you that one? Do you have children or other loved ones who will suffer if you don’t plan for long-term care? Book a time TODAY as time is almost out to get a policy that doesn’t charge women more.

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Jul 26

How an Equity Index Annuity, aka Fixed Index Annuity, Can Help People Who Have Waited Too Late to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

I found equity index annuities (fixed index annuities) because I was searching for a way to help people who are totally uninsurable for any kind of traditional or combo LTC product.

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Mar 22

Forever and Ever Amen

My last article “Goodbye in Her (or His) Eyes” was a little hard to read as it discussed situations in which a healthy spouse doesn’t stick around when the other spouse needs long-term care…either by choice or by death. Just a few days after it was published, I heard from an agent who has been …

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Feb 02

Goodbye in Her (or His) Eyes

We all know the timeless wedding vows and most of us have spoken them. When caregiving becomes 24/7, sometimes these vows are broken. An awful thought, you say?

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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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Jul 03

Phyllis Shelton Says Wall St. Journal Didn’t Go Deep Enough on LTC Insurance Rate Increases

Phyllis Shelton expands on the July 1, 2013 Wall St. Journal article that discusses LTC insurance rate increases by showing how to evaluate a rate increase, how to save money by buying Long-Term Care Partnership plans, and how to view the impact of not planning for extended health care.

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