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Understanding long term care insurance

Todays Date: August 20, 2017

“Old age may seem a long way off. But on the day it doesn’t, it will be too late to do anything about it.”

Sooner or later, we all need help. While we age, our wisdom increases but our body decays. All over America, tens of thousands of people need regular professional care. Though it is not an eventuality for everyone, the right thing to do is to be prepared. This is where Long term care insurance comes into play. Truth is not every family can afford the kind of care that sick people might need to get through daily activities. The result is taking a sabbatical from work or worse even, dipping into retirement fund due to lack of options. We all want a cheerful and comfortable life for our families. The tax of long term care could do just the opposite.

Long term care is needed by people who are unable to perform at least two activities of daily living or need supervision while performing these activities. Though the majority of people need it due to old age, debilitating accidents, chronic diseases or a health conditions that require constant monitoring are other reasons why even young or hitherto healthy people might require long term care. Taking out a Long term care insurance policy should cover the expenses like home care, assisted living, adult day care and even nursing home in the untoward event that you need the assistance due to a physical condition or due to the complications developed in old age.

There are several options in long term care insurance through which you can choose the type of care and the maximum expenses that could occur. You can also choose the benefit period, i.e., the amount of time you will be expecting long term care. It could be anywhere between three years and ten years while there is also the option of unlimited term care. You can pay for the insurance using limited pay plans or life plans. Through limited pay plans you can choose to pay the premiums for a certain period like ten years or till you reach a certain age. Generally, people pay the cost of insurance in premiums till they retire.

Like every other insurance policy, term care insurances come with several stipulations too and one needs to be wary of these while buying one. The most important factor, however is to start on a policy as soon as possible. With age, one might develop health conditions that can increase the cost of premium or can make one ineligible for long term care insurance. Also, the cost of the premium is lesser when one is younger.

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