So, you’ve made the decision to learn more about long-term care insurance. That’s smart, as neither health insurance nor Medicare would pay for extended long-term care services in the event that you needed them in the future. Plus, there’s about a 70% chance you’ll need some type of long-term care after age 65, according to government stats. And given that the cost of long-term care can quickly deplete your life’s savings, it just makes sense to add it your financial plan. More>>
Nursing homes have been caught in the crosshairs of the coronavirus pandemic. As of early May 2020, Covid-19 had claimed the lives of more than 28,000 nursing home residents and staff in the United States.1 But U.S. nursing homes were unstable even before Covid-19 hit. They were like tinderboxes, ready to go up in flames with just a spark. The tragedy unfolding in nursing homes is the result of decades of neglect of long-term care policy. More>>
There’s an expense lurking down the road for many retirees that is largely unpredictable but likely: long-term care.
With premiums soaring on insurance policies designed to cover that cost, financial advisors are turning to a variety of other strategies to help clients prepare for a day when they might need help with daily living activities such as eating and bathing. More>>
According to a study revised in 2016 by the Urban Institute and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, when you reach age 65 you will have about a 50 percent chance of developing a health issue or disability that will require some long-term care service. Life expectancy suggests you will live well into your 80s, so what will be your plan to address the costs and burdens of aging? More>>
Are you taking hockey great Wayne Gretzky’s famous advice and ‘going where the market is going?’ See the latest stats about who is buying life insurance today. More>>
Do you need a life insurance policy in retirement? One school of thought says no. The kids are grown, and the need to financially insulate the household against the loss of a breadwinner has passed. If you are thinking about dropping your coverage for either or both of those reasons, you may also want to consider the excellent reasons to retain, obtain, or convert a life insurance policy after you retire. Take these factors into account and consult with your financial professional before making a decision. More>>
|Every fifteen to twenty or so years, a new generation emerges, and as the kids that compose it come of age, they generally catch some flak from their older counterparts. It’s almost like a rite of passage to take heat from your elders and give it right back to them — only to do the exact same thing they did once you’re their age. More >>|