More young people are buying long-term care insurance than ever before, according to industry and data trends monitored by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. The average age for purchasing long-term care insurance is now 57, down from 67 about a decade ago. Reasons for this are attributed to people seeking to balance the [...]
Paying for long-term care is a worry for many, particularly aging baby boomers. Certified financial planner Kevin Young of Young Wealth Management in Davis, Calif., offers some advice on the topic:
Q: I’m 65 and interested in getting long-term-care coverage. My financial adviser recommends a life-insurance policy, which has a long-term-care benefit, that costs upfront [...]
Tips for Buying Long-Term Care Insurance Amid Rising Rates
Long-term care insurance rates have jumped 6% to 17% on average, compared to last year, according to the 2012 National Long-Term Care Insurance Price Index.
Long-term care insurance pays for services that aren’t covered by Medicare or traditional health insurance but are needed when you can’t [...]
It’s good news that Americans are living longer, but that doesn’t mean we are doing it in perfect health. More people should be planning for long-term health care, but how they should financially prepare for coverage varies.
“The 85-plus year olds are more likely to have the greatest need for long-term care, but statistics [...]
The cost of long-term care is the big health insurance uncertainty for Americans 65 and older.
How will they pay for long-term care? The biggest shock for people entering the Medicare system is learning that it won’t pay for custodial care in a nursing home.
Let’s say you are 90 and you fall and break a hip. You go to [...]
Compensation experts are predicting modest but steady wage growth over the next few years as the country continues to shake off the salary freezes, layoffs and low profits brought on by the recession.
Still, the average pay raise will be modest this year—around 3%, according to a handful of employer surveys. By contrast, raises averaged [...]
GEORGETOWN — With a significant increase in the elderly population of Sussex County expected by 2020, the need for long-term care services will also grow.
According to Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, the size of the population over age 60 began to spike dramatically around [...]
What to consider as a potential caregiver.
As more and more people find themselves in a caretaking role with respect to their aging parents, they often find themselves completely unprepared. Men and women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s who have successfully managed their careers, their children, and every other aspect of their lives may [...]
By Sandra J. Sunken Posted November 26, 2011 at 3 p.m. Long-term care insurance can help protect your assets from being decimated by an extended illness. Deciding whether you need a policy is an important part of your financial planning. To begin, consider your overall financial picture. If you have enough assets to pay the [...]
(ARA) – Aging in America can be physically and financially debilitating. People 65 and older have a 68 percent probability of becoming disabled in a way that will affect at least two activities of daily living, according to the AARP report Beyond 50: A Report to the Nation on Independent Living and Disability. The median [...]