Tag Archive: Long-Term Care insurance

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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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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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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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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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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Jun 26

Operation TRIPLE Starfish – LTC, FIAs and GOLD?

Today’s turbulent economy is forcing Americans who value their independence over anything else to find new ways to remain financially secure into old age. Long-term care insurance can play a huge role in that picture, but there are two other things you can do of which you may not be aware.

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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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Jan 10

Calling All Single Women Without Long-Term Care Insurance (and their single friends)

If you are a woman who wants to keep your independence as you age, this article is for you.

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