Phyllis Shelton

Author's details

Name: Phyllis Shelton
Date registered: February 24, 2011
URL: http://www.GotLTCi.com

Biography

Phyllis Shelton is the President of LTC Consultants, a Nashville-based company that she founded in 1991 specializing in long-term care insurance sales training, consumer education and marketing materials. She is widely considered to be the leading long-term care insurance sales trainer in the country. Now her heart goes out to anyone who doesn't have a local insurance professional to help them consider long-term care insurance, and she is willing to be a resource for those people, or their financial advisors.

Latest posts

  1. Welcome from Phyllis Shelton — February 2, 2014
  2. Free online assessment to keep older family members safe during the CoronaVirus — March 23, 2020
  3. Suze’s New Book is Out! — February 26, 2020
  4. The Partnership for Long-Term Care — February 1, 2020
  5. What your state lets you keep, effective 1/1/2020 — January 1, 2020

Most commented posts

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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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Mar 23

Free online assessment to keep older family members safe during the CoronaVirus

Assisted Living Locators is a free, nationwide senior care placement and referral service for in-home care, independent retirement options, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities. If you have a loved one whom you are concerned about during this challenging time, this is a place you can go to see if he or she …

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Feb 26

Suze’s New Book is Out!

Just in from Suze… she is in New York promoting her new book The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+! This is what she wrote me – Dear Phyllis, Today I’m in New York, and started the day on my favorite morning shows! If you missed me on CBS This Morning talking about my top retirement …

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Feb 01

The Partnership for Long-Term Care

The idea of the Long-Term Care Partnership is to provide a way for the Medicaid program to work together with private long-term care insurance to help those people who are caught in the middle: they can’t afford to pay the cost of the care or even the cost of a long-term care insurance policy with unlimited benefits, yet their assets are too high to qualify for Medicaid to pay their long-term care expenses. Many middle-income workers and retirees find themselves in this position.

Participating insurance companies in the Partnership recognize the needs of these middle-income Americans by providing LTC insurance policies that have built-in consumer protection benefit standards, and participating states cooperate by allowing these policyholders to access Medicaid without spending down their assets almost to poverty level if the insurance benefits run out.

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Jan 01

What your state lets you keep, effective 1/1/2020

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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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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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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