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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Oct 16

CNBC says not having long-term care insurance can be ‘the single biggest devastator’ of your financial plan

I had to share this article from CNBC! Most people will need help with daily activities at some point and most receive the care at home. The most meaningful thing you can do for your family is provide them with help when the time comes so that taking care of you doesn’t fall completely on …

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Feb 15

The Two Biggest Mistakes In Retirement Planning

Over the years, there are two mistakes I’ve found that people consistently make when preparing for retirement. Making one or both mistakes can leave you in a “what if” retirement, afraid to spend your savings as you ask yourself: What if one of us has an extended chronic health care need? What if our retirement …

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Jan 01

What your state lets you keep, effective 1/1/2019

This is a table that shows the minimum assets and income each state allows nursing-home residents and their spouses to keep.

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Feb 20

It’s Time to Stop Bashing Long-Term Care Insurance

Let’s stop with the LTC insurance bashing and focus on the families it has SAVED.

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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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Jun 20

Phyllis Shelton LTCi Update

Phyllis Shelton discusses the latest on planning for long-term care with Tim Takacs and Barbara McGinnis on the Takacs-McGinnis Elder Law Hour

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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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Oct 24

What Does Long-Term Care Cost?

Planning for long-term care is best done with information gathering to make an informed decision. The “deer in headlights” approach doesn’t work.

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Sep 07

Federal LTC Insurance Program Rate Increase (updated)

The employee education program for the Federal government’s group long-term care insurance program in 2002 beat Donald Trump to The Apprentice.

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