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14
November is Long Term Care Awareness Month

November is Long term Care Awareness month, and when you think of long term care insurance, what comes to mind?  With rising costs of healthcare in the United States, being able to financially secure your retirement has become increasingly costly.  The government does not pay for these costs, and Medicare does not pay for most long term care options. Maybe its time to discuss your options, let us run down these options with you.

What is long-term care insurance?

 

 

Answer:

 

Long-term care insurance is designed to pay for the cost of your care in a variety of settings, including a nursing home if you can no longer care for yourself independently. Long-term care policies vary widely in their coverages, limitations, and exclusions.

 

A comprehensive policy generally covers the costs of round-the-clock nursing home care, including that given at custodial, intermediate, and skilled levels. The policy may also cover any expenses associated with assisted-living residences provided that the facility is state certified. Adult day-care centers are often covered as well, as is respite care, which is the temporary professional care you'll need if your regular caregiver is on vacation. Policies may also pay for at-home care provided by registered nurses; respiratory therapists; physical, occupational, or speech therapists; registered dietitians; or licensed social workers.

 

Policies may also cover the cost of caregiver training for a family member or friend. Finally, the insurance may cover the cost of an independent health-care professional, such as a registered nurse, who will act as your personal care consultant. Such a benefit gives you an objective person with whom you can discuss the quality of your care.

 

Insurance companies will require that you meet certain conditions before they issue the benefits. For example, they usually require that you be unable to perform certain regular daily activities by yourself, such as normal bathroom functions, bathing, dressing, and eating. Companies will also issue benefits because of cognitive loss as a result of Alzheimer's disease, senility, and other forms of dementia. All of these requirements are explained in the policies. Make sure you speak with a trusted insurance professional before you purchase this coverage.

 


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Registered Principal, offering securities through Cambridge Investment Research Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC.  Investment Advisor Representative, offering advisory services through Capital Investment Advisors, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor.  Cambridge, Capital Investment Advisors, and Fortress Financial are separate and unrelated companies and not affiliated.Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice. The information presented here is not specific to any individual's personal circumstances.To the extent that this material concerns tax matters, it is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law.  Each taxpayer should seek independent advice from a tax professional based on his or her individual circumstances.These materials are provided for general information and educational purposes based upon publicly available information from sources believed to be reliable—we cannot assure the accuracy or completeness of these materials.  The information in these materials may change at any time and without notice.



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Thomas Bucklin, Registered Principal offering securities through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. A Broker/Dealer. Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisor Representative offering advisory services through Capital Investment Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor, Cambridge, Capital Investment Advisors, and Fortress Financial are separate and unrelated companies.

Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice. The information presented here is not specific to any individual's personal circumstances.

To the extent that this material concerns tax matters, it is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. Each taxpayer should seek independent advice from a tax professional based on his or her individual circumstances.

These materials are provided for general information and educational purposes based upon publicly available information from sources believed to be reliable—we cannot assure the accuracy or completeness of these materials. The information in these materials may change at any time and without notice.



This communication is strictly intended for individuals residing in the state(s) of AL, CO, DE, FL, IL, IA, KY, MD, MI, MN, NM, RI, SC, TN, VA and WA. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident outside the specific states referenced.
 


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