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NAIFA's Limited & Extended Care Planning Center

The LECP Center empowers professionals to network with solution and service providers to share best practices, directly access subject matter experts, research, training and resources; and provide thought leadership so we may continue to address the changing needs of the market.

How Not To Tear Your Family Apart: Caregiving Impacts Retirement

By Carroll Golden on 5/12/22 1:47 PM

One of the most overlooked threats to retirement is when people need to either limit their earning potential in the workforce due to caregiving demands (think not taking a promotion or limiting the ability to travel), or they leave the labor force altogether because the demands of caregiving are so great. This excerpt explores the impact that leaving/diminished workforce engagement has on future retirement planning.

Topics: Limited & Extended Care Planning Center

How Not To Tear Your Family Apart: 20 Years from Now

By Carroll Golden on 5/3/22 1:37 PM

"A lack of planning has immediate consequences and possibly consequences that will reach 20 years into the future," says Golden in her new book, "How Not to Tear Your Family Apart". Golden has been bringing the concept to both financial advisors and consumers that we need to get the conversation started far sooner than anyone expects so that dire consequences do not occur that possibly impacts generations to come. 

Topics: Limited & Extended Care Planning Center
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Webinar On-Demand: IUL Sales Ideas and Long-Term Care

By NAIFA on 4/8/22 12:42 PM

Increased awareness of long-term care (LTC) insurance means increased interest in LTC coverage. However, not all clients qualify for a traditional LTC rider.

Topics: Long Term Care Life Insurance Limited Care Potential Partners for Advisors insurance
4 min read

How to Protect Aging Clients from Financial Exploitation

By Cameron Huddleston, Carefull Family Finance Expert on 3/31/22 10:00 AM

Financial exploitation of older adults is rampant, and the problem will only get worse as America’s population continues to age.

In fact, the rate at which adults over the age of 60 can expect to experience financial exploitation—1 in 20—is higher than the incidence of many age-related diseases, according to research published in The Journals of Gerontology. And that’s likely an underestimate because many older adults are unwilling to report exploitation.

Topics: Long Term Care Extended Care Limited Care Potential Partners for Advisors
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Webinar On-Demand: LTC Pricing in Uncertain Times

By NAIFA on 3/30/22 10:27 AM

Rising interest rates and inflation can dramatically impact long-term care insurance pricing.

This month, LTCI Partners Managing Director Tom Riekse spoke with Robert Eaton, Principal and Consulting Actuary of MillimanIn addition to interest rates and inflation, Riekse and Eaton discussed recent innovations in LTC product design and how to build trust in the digital age.

Watch On-Demand

Topics: Extended Care Limited Care LTCI
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Sen. Scott Promotes Care Planning and LTC Insurance in Committee Hearing

By NAIFA on 3/25/22 2:43 PM

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) knows the importance of the insurance and financial services industry and the role of agents and advisors in the wellbeing of Main Street Americans. He gained much of this understanding in his pre-political career as an insurance professional and NAIFA member.

Topics: Long Term Care Limited & Extended Care Planning Center Federal Advocacy
5 min read

Why Your Clients Should Plan for Long-term Care Sooner Rather than Later

By Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. on 3/23/22 4:41 PM

There is and likely will always be a debate between what’s better: “optimistic” or “realistic” thinking. When it comes to retirement and aging, it’s beneficial to have both mindsets. To look forward to the enjoyment of the golden years while recognizing the need to plan ahead for rainy days.

Topics: Long Term Care Eldercare Aging in Place Gerontology/Aging Assisted living facility (ALF) Advanced Planning Standard of Care Limited & Extended Care Planning Center Family Caregivers Awareness
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Advantages of Reverse Mortgage Loans over HELOC and Home Equity Loans

By Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. on 3/17/22 11:39 AM

For your clients who are homeowners aged 62+, a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM, commonly called a reverse mortgage) loan offers some distinct advantages over other types of home-equity-release loans.

According to a survey conducted by Clever,* about half (51 percent) of retirees believe they will outlive their savings. Perhaps even more worrisome, the study also found that 65 percent of retirees say they are not financially secure. They may be facing any number of financial challenges, including how to best pay for long-term care or combat recent jumps in the prices of food, gas, and just about everything else.

As a financial professional, you want to give your clients the best chance at financial success. For most homeowners aged 62 and older, home equity represents the largest portion of their overall net wealth, usually dwarfing their other assets (e.g., retirement savings). While home equity is good, unless the home is sold or the equity is tapped, it is of essentially no functional value to a homeowner in retirement because it is generally very illiquid.

Topics: Financial Planning Reverse Mortgages Grow Your Business Financial Literacy Potential Partners for Advisors
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Loyal NAIFA Member Louis Brownstone Featured in Broker World

By NAIFA on 3/15/22 1:28 PM

Loyal NAIFA-CA member Louis H. Brownstone, CLTC, proposes a new solution for long-term care insurance planning in a recent Broker World article. Brownstone is the owner of California Long Term Care Insurance. A NAIFA member since 2007, he is the Government Relations/APIC IFAPAC Chair for NAIFA-San Francisco Peninsula and a NAIFA Financial Security Advocate.

Congratulations, Louis. We're #NAIFAproud of your commitment and dedication to our industry.

Topics: Long Term Care Retirement Planning Financial Planning Member Planning in Advance
3 min read

NAIFA Thought Leaders to Be Well Represented at ILTCI 2022

By NAIFA on 3/15/22 9:23 AM

The Intercompany Long-Term Care Insurance Conference (ILTCI 2022) is taking place March 21-23 in Raleigh, NC, with sessions featuring NAIFA thought leaders and a special NAIFA networking event. The ILTCI’s annual educational conference is for representatives of the long-term and extended care insurance community and other strategic allies, including providers, public policy institutions, professional organizations, federal, state, and local government agencies, and the public. Online registration for the event is open.

Topics: Long Term Care Press Release Limited & Extended Care Planning Center

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