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21
AUG
2013
john hancock long term care partnership

John Hancock Makes Adjustments to State Partnership Long Term Care Insurance Products

John Hancock has announced the discontinuation of the sale of its California Partnership Long Term Care Insurance product, effective Monday, September 16. Strict Regulations and Low Sales in California The company described the move as a “difficult decision” based on “continued...
19
AUG
2013
genworth long term care insurance underwriting guide

Genworth Enacts New Underwriting Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetics

Genworth, the nation’s largest provider of long term care insurance, issued a press release today announcing a change in underwriting guidelines for their long term care insurance policy Privileged Choice Flex 2. The change affects applicants with non-insulin dependent, Type 2...
07
AUG
2013
CalPERS long term care insurance

CalPERS Sued Over Long Term Care Insurance Rate Increases

A lawsuit was brought against CalPERS, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, on Tuesday over the agency’s recent Long Term Care Insurance rate increases. Retirees Bring Class Action The class action suit against CalPERS was filed in Los Angeles Superior...
02
JUL
2013
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National Alzheimer’s Plan Updated to Include Assisted Living in Long Term Care

The Department of Health and Human Services recently made adjustments to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. These adjustments are part of an effort to understand the importance of caregiving for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients within assisted living...
17
MAY
2013
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6 Small Diet Changes to Make Now

There are a number of reasons people require Long Term Care. Diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are among the most common. However, other highly preventable conditions, like heart disease and obesity, are also at the top of the list for reasons people need Long...
16
MAY
2013
obesity long term care

Link Between Obesity and Long Term Care

More than 1/3 of adults in the United States are considered obese. This staggering number has led to a number of studies regarding obesity and the effects it has on society. The studies found that in middle aged individuals, obesity is a risk factor for predicting future nursing...
13
MAY
2013
healthy seniors long term care insurance

5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Avoid Using Your Long Term Care Insurance Policy

You did your research. You compared rates. You purchased a policy. You officially have Long Term Care Insurance. Congratulations on making a sensible investment that protects your health and your assets. Now what? Like any insurance policy, the hope is you will never have to use...
10
MAY
2013
state farm long term care insurance rate increase

State Farm Long Term Care Insurance Requests Rate Increase

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company recently filed for a substantial increase in rates for their Long Term Care Insurance policies in both Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Rate revision requests were filed in mid-March for State Farm Long Term Care Insurance policies in...
07
MAY
2013
connecticut long term care insurance

Connecticut Long Term Care Insurance Bill Killed in Legislative Committee

A bill introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly that would create a $500 personal income tax credit for premiums paid on Long Term Care Insurance has lost momentum. Killed in Committee On Monday, the Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee decided not to vote on the bill....
02
MAY
2013
Medicaid Long Term Care Insurance

Newly Introduced House Bill Tightens Medicaid Eligibility for Long Term Care

A bill introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to tighten Medicaid eligibility for Long Term Care by allowing states to decrease the amount of home equity exemption to as low as $50,000. H.R. 1702, or the “Medicaid Program Integrity Act of...
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