Tag Archive: retirement

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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Sep 22

The CLASS Act (YES, You Still Need Long‐Term Care Insurance!!)

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act is a provision in Section 8002 of the new health care reform bill (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111‐148) enacted March 23, 2010. The CLASS Act is supposed to provide a small cash benefit of an average of $50 a day with a lifetime benefit period depending on the level of impairment. For example, needing help with four Activities of Daily Living vs. two would result in an increased benefit. This benefit is guaranteed issue and is designed to help people with limitations stay in the community instead of going to a nursing home. The program is supposed to be funded solely by premiums paid by employees who do not opt out via payroll deductions by the employers who choose to participate.

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Sep 19

LTCI Tax Incentives for Employer-Sponsored Plans

Many employers are deciding it is more cost effective to contribute to the premium for a worksite LTCI plan rather than incurring costs due to caregiver absences and distractions.

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Sep 03

Consumer Protections in Today’s Long-Term Care Insurance Policies

There are many protections for consumers in today’s long-term care insurance policies.

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Aug 23

The Impact of Long-Term Care on the Employer

Many employers have come to recognize that long-term care insurance can be “productivity insurance.”

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May 29

The Balancing Act

Phyllis Shelton was a guest on Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act” to talk about how caregiving without the help of long term care insurance can crush the dreams of millions of American women, emotionally and financially.

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May 24

Motorcycle Accident

In an instant, a tragic accident turned a loving wife into a long term caregiver.

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May 23

Parkinson’s Disease

His mother lived to age 91 with Parkinson’s Disease, and the costs would have been overwhelming without long term care insurance.

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May 15

Ask Your Employer to Offer Long-Term Care Insurance

Ask your employer to offer long-term care insurance that is qualified for the Long-Term Care Partnership to employees 18+ to help your family AND your state budget.

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Mar 11

The New Directions of LTCI

The New Directions of LTCI (written for Agent Sales Journal, January 2010 issue) Research from McKinsey & Co. finds that the average American family will face a savings gap of $250,000 at the time of retirement. Even with payments from Social Security and pensions, as well as personal savings in 401(k) and other retirement plans, …

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