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Last Updated December 3, 2014

LTC Tree updates our Long Term Care Insurance blog daily with cutting edge stories and breaking news in the rapidly evolving LTC industry.  This Long Term Care Insurance blog offers readers tips and ideas on ways to save you money when buying this type of insurance.  We always start with the foundation concept that Long Term Care Insurance is like any insurance, you may buy this and never even use it.  Thus, finding that balance between too much insurance and too little is what we help our clients achieve.

13
FEB
2015

Why You May Not Be Able to Buy Long Term Care Insurance

It was Spring of 1999 and I was a rookie Long Term Care Insurance agent for one of the major companies.  We worked for an aggressive agency here in Atlanta that really pushed hard to get marginal cases approved.  That Spring, I along with my class of agents were of course hungry...
16
NOV
2014

Give Peace of Mind This Christmas – Year End Financial Planning tips

Why do people buy Long Term Care Insurance?  We set out to discuss this topic around the holidays with some year end financial planning, when many of our clients are with family and thinking about the future. Christmas is a time of festive family gathering where we see new and...
05
SEP
2014

Morningstar: Hybrid Policies Can Have Significant Drawbacks

The high cost of Long Term Care is an expense that nearly 1 in 2 people will encounter sometime during their lifetime.  Given the high odds and family experiences of many baby boomers, there is tremendous interest in Long Term Care Insurance.  In the past several years, insurance...
30
JUN
2014
long term care insurance

Will Your Health Hold You Back from Long Term Care Insurance?

Planning for our future health isn’t exactly exciting; few people want to think about themselves as old and frail, but it is the reality that we must face. The older we get, the greater the chances that we will need help with daily activities like dressing, eating, and bathing....
10
JUN
2014
California long term care

California Encourages Long Term Care Preparation with Partnership Policies

Planning for long term care isn’t as simple as setting money aside and being done with it, especially in states where care costs more than the national average. California is one of those states and residents can benefit significantly from taking the time to prepare for long term...
04
JUN
2014
hybrid long term care insurance

Sales of Hybrid Long Term Care Insurance Policies Hit Record High

More Americans are turning towards hybrid Long Term Care Insurance solutions to help them plan for long term care, according to a recent review conducted by LIMRA. Individual hybrid life and Long Term Care Insurance policies have seen huge growth in the past few years. Hybrid...
19
MAY
2014

Upcoming Changes in the Long Term Care Insurance Market

Insurance is based on risk and risk is always changing, so it makes sense that insurance industries will undergo significant ebbs and flows over time. The Long Term Care Insurance market is no different and some notable changes are set to happen in the industry this summer. I...
14
MAY
2014
nursing homes

Nursing Home Ownership Shifting Over Time

Nursing homes in America are changing. Besides become more technologically equipped and altering their approach to care to a more person-centered method, nursing homes are experiencing a shift in ownership, from government and non-profit towards for-profit. Changing Ownership The...
11
MAY
2014

LTC Tree Agents Discuss Long Term Care Insurance Rate Increases

If you’ve read anything about Long Term Care Insurance in the news, it’s almost a guarantee that you have read about the rate increases that have been happening over the past few years. Journalists and newspapers love to talk about the rate increases and how substantial they are,...
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