Many of us will need care as we age.1
Americans age 65 and older
When given the choice, many people remain in their own homes while receiving care.2
LTC is expensive, and the cost continues to grow.3
People receive LTC for an average of 2.5 years in a nursing home and 4.5 years outside a nursing home. If you need care, where will this money come from?
1 “Medicare & You 2015.” Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (September 2014)
2 “The 2015-2016 Sourcebook for Long-Term Care Insurance Information.” American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (2015).
3 “Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2016.” Genworth Financial (May 2016).
We understand the conversations of aging and no longer being self-sufficient are challenging. We’re here to walk through the process with you. Discussing LTC is something that all individuals should do, yet most do not. There are cost-effective routes to help you avoid the high costs many of us will face as you age. At Old Harbor, we have many Long-Term Care options available and can tailor coverages to suit your family’s needs.
Below are a few options available among our Long-Term Care providers:
• Lump Sum Payment Plans or Monthly Pay
• Long-Term Care Benefit Periods up to Seven (7) Years
• Return of Premium Option
• Guaranteed Death Benefit Option (Even if all LTC benefits have been exhausted.)
There are two ways that LTC benefits can be paid:
The most common LTC policies are paid on a reimbursement basis. You submit bills and/or receipts to the carrier and they in turn reimburse you for qualifying expenses up to the specified monthly limit.
The plan Old Harbor highly recommends, if you qualify, is a cash indemnity policy. There is no monthly submittal process. With cash indemnity coverage, the company sends you a monthly benefit check that can be used for any expenses you deem necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When do LTC benefits typically start being paid?
- What about Medicare and Medicaid? How much help can I expect from those programs?
- What about increasing health care costs? Is there a way to insulate myself against inflation?
- What are some examples of what I may need Long-Term Care coverage for?