Start planning for Long Term Care
About 70% of Americans over the age of 65 will need long-term care services during their lifetime. By 2020, this number is expected to exceed 12 million.
LTC Planning Session
Each person has a unique reason for wanting to acquire Long Term Care coverage. In order to find the policy that best fits your needs, first, determine why you would like a policy to begin with. Some people would like the peace of mind that the maximum amount of Long Term Care coverage provides, while others are looking for coverage that won’t require too high of a budget. In either case, age, income, asset base, and tolerance for financial risk will need to be considered in order to determine what will work best for you. Our highly knowledgeable Long Term Care professionals will be able to provide technical advice and recommendations based on your needs.
Absolutely. If you’re looking to expand your coverage, you will need to be approved again which will require another process of medical underwriting. Once this is completed, your new information will be used to determine your updated premium. If you choose to reduce your benefits, you will not need to undergo medical underwriting again.
When calculating a premium many factors are considered. These include your age and health at the time of application, and your benefit choices. Benefit choices include how much your benefit amount is, your benefit period, and your elimination period. Medical underwriting is the process in which your application is examined, then your premium is determined.
Yes! Any policies that are tax-qualified do have some tax advantages. If you itemize and your total expenses are over 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. In addition, benefit payments are insusceptible to federal taxation and even state taxation in some states. Finally, if your employer provides contributions for LTC premiums they may be 100% tax deductible.
Financial planning has been crucial for you to achieve this goal. Since Long Term Care can be extremely expensive (between $60,000 and $100,000 every year) using some of the interests acquired from your assets for Long Term Care coverage could be a great way to continue planning for your future! The price of Long Term Care continues to rise but National Educational Services is here to help you find the policy that fits your needs.