Chances are you, your neighbor, a family member, or a coworker are providing some form of caregiving services. In the United States, millions of people provide support and care for ill or impaired loved ones. Yet, many don’t talk about the effects of caregiving on family members and what can be done to address the issue.
Buying a long-term care policy is a big investment and an important step in creating a secure retirement plan. When it’s time to go on claim, the process can sometimes feel foreign and nerve-wracking for individuals during a time when stress and emotions are running high. If your claim is denied for any reason, many individuals are left in a state of panic and questioning.
To help make sure the claims process is an easy one, and to help you understand why a claim could be denied, we’ve gathered a few tips and key advice. Continue reading
Do you own an annuity or cash value life insurance policy? Are you concerned about protecting your assets from the risk of rising long-term care expenses? You may be in luck.
Section 1035, a little-known provision of the federal tax code, allows policyholders who meet certain requirements to trade in their existing contract or policy tax-free for long-term care insurance.
Learn more about the value of 1035 exchanges and how this provision may benefit you. Continue reading
From good to great, LTC Consumer’s Net Promoter Score (NPS) has jumped to 91! But what exactly does that mean?
A Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a standard measure of customer happiness across industries, products, and services. A company’s NPS score is measured by asking customers one question: “How likely is it that you would recommend [company or product] to a friend or colleague?”
People can answer on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being “Not at all Likely” and 10 being “Extremely Likely.” Answers to this question are what forms LTC Consumer’s NPS. Continue reading
Looking for the biggest bang of your LTC buck? To get the most out of your Long-Term Care (LTC) policy benefits, consider these tips. Continue reading
At LTC Consumer, we’re proud of our country’s veterans. We believe this group of men and women deserve the best care and services for the sacrifice they gave to our country.
While not everyone can afford Long-Term Care Insurance, great programs are available for American veterans to make sure they are cared for and given the services they need. Veteran In Charge (VIC) is one of those programs. (LTC Consumer is not affiliated with the Veteran in Charge program.) Continue reading
When many people hear the term “foster care,” they typically think of the child foster care system. An adult foster care home is a place where older adults who can no longer live independently live with a homeowner who provides the care services they need. Each adult foster care home is licensed by the state.
Care in a private home offers a positive setting for the elderly, aging, and those with disabilities. Adult foster homes offer different levels of care based on an individual’s care needs.
Learn more about the benefits of adult foster care and why this setting may be a great choice for your elderly loved ones. Continue reading
If you live an hour or more away from someone who needs care, you’re considered a long-distance caregiver. Care can take many forms, from arranging in-home care to helping with money management or planning for emergencies.
While long-distance caregiving poses its unique challenges, here are six tips to help you succeed. Continue reading
Before you make the jump to a hybrid long-term care policy, get to know the true cost of foregoing traditional long-term care coverage. While there’s a time and a place for hybrid products, here are the reasons why many choose traditional long-term care insurance instead. Continue reading
While many debate the exact millennial generation time period, demographers and researchers typically consider millennials to be born in the early 1980s through the mid-1990s or early 2000s. Millennials were the first generation to grow up with computers and technology and became the creators of well-known technology companies such as Facebook, Google, and Instagram.
So, what do millennials think about long-term care, and when do they need to consider it for their own future? Continue reading