Huge Rate Hike for Federal Government Long-Term Care Insurance Policies

Q. My husband and I are both retired Federal employees and recently received letters in the mail from Long-Term Care Partners about our Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program. It referenced a rate increase, and asked that we … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: The Lapsing of Long-Term Care Insurance Policies and Dementia

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My grandmother had a long-term care insurance policy, which I know she was paying a lot for. However, she has dementia, and let it lapse. I’m sure this happens all the time, and it’s scary because now is … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Should I Get Long-Term Care Insurance?

Dear Baxter, My neighbor is an insurance agent who keeps bothering me about long-term care insurance. I try to avoid her, but lately it hasn’t been working. To help me make an educated decision, can you provide some reasons I … [Read more...]

Long-Term Care Insurance: Yes or No?

Q. Long-term care is a subject we’ve been avoiding for years, but as we are getting older and less able to do things for ourselves due to physical ailments, my wife and I finally sat down to talk about it. At first, long-term care … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is There a Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Option?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I am 58 and still working. I understand that long-term care insurance through insurance companies is expensive, and that there are risks involved. I was wondering if there is government solution to … [Read more...]

70% of Americans turning 65 will need Long-Term Care

Correction: The title of our newsletter is incorrect. It should be "One in seven adults will have a disability for more than five years." We  apologize for this error!   Photo from A … [Read more...]

$10,000 a month! Why don’t they take it seriously?

Q. My parents are in their 70's and I am a caregiver for them, while working part-time and raising a family. My father has had Parkinson's for fifteen years and is no longer mobile. My mother is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. … [Read more...]

Did I Read That Right? Rates for Long-Term Care Insurance Rose 9% This Year!

Q. My wife and I like to plan ahead. Unfortunately, both of her parents and three of her aunts died of Alzheimer's, and we want to make sure we are prepared should one of us need long-term care in the future. We are aware of the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is Partnership Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance?

Dear Saki and Alley,I heard about Virginia's Partnership Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance. Can you tell me more about it as part of a Medicaid Asset Protection Plan? Thanks! L.T. Cayre ----- Dear L.T., Virginia’s Long-Term Care … [Read more...]

Long-Term Care Insurance- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month, a continuing effort to raise public awareness about long-term care insurance and planning. Statistics show that more than 70% of people age 65 or older will need long-term care sometime … [Read more...]