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AZ Average daily benefit purchased: $ 144 per day.
The population of Arizona is close to 6.4 million people, and in the top ten of the most populous states in the US. With nearly 900,000 residents aged 65+ (according to the 2010 US Census), there are many residents in the Grandy Canyon State who are in need of Long Term Care services such as home health care and care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities. This growing number of Arizonia seniors will increasingly need and use Long Term Care services, putting economic stress on both families and the state. In 2011, Arizona's Long Term Care Medicad expenses alone exceeded $2 billion.
The Arizona Long Term Care Partnership program is a public-private partnership and innovative program that offers Arizonans affordable, quality long-term care insurance for needed care without depleting all their assets. The program is a joint partnership between the state's Medicaid program and the insurance companies and is designed to provide Grand Canyon State residents with an incentive to by a Long Term Care insurance policy and better protect their assets.Those who purchase a Long Term Care insurance policy through the Arizona Long Term Care Partnership program are protected both by their private policy and eventually, if needed, by Medicaid. What's more, most states will recognize a partnership policy purchased in Arizona, even if you move out of state, meaning that Arizonans who purchase a partnership plan get the same Medicaid asset protection if they move somewhere else.
Arizona residents have the choice of around 17 great Long Term Care Insurance companies that can help protect their savings in the event they need Long Term Care services. With this many companies to choose from, and the added security from the Partnership program, Long Term Care insurance should be a key part of Arizona residents' retirment plans.
An article from Tucson, Arizona this morning reminded me that we needed to post an announcement here that Arizona is now a Long Term Care Insurance Partnership state.
What does Partnership Mean, Anyway?
We wrote an article in 2007 that outlined some of the basics of the various Partnership plans. In a nutshell, Partnership plans are designed by the states to encourage middle-income citizens to purchase Long Term Care Insurance. In Arizona, the program provides access to Medicaid in an accelerated fashion for those who have assets. There are plenty of caveats that come along with the program, so you'll want to review all of the rules. But, in general, here are a few pointers:
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