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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.

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Inflation Presents Unique Challenges for Retirees

By Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. on 3/1/22 11:34 AM

Home Wealth Can Help Your Older-Adult Clients to Fight Inflation.  

These days, inflation is on the minds of most people — and it is of particular concern for seniors. With prices rising at the fastest pace in decades, many people who are in or nearing retirement have heightened fears they may outlive their savings.

The stage is set for home wealth, which has also been on the rise, to play an important role in helping retiree homeowners to support a more efficient retirement income strategy. As a financial professional, you want to give your clients the best chance at financial success, which is why it is imperative that the strategic use of home equity is part of any retirement-planning conversation.

Topics: Retirement Planning Retirement Reverse Mortgages Retirement Plans Seniors
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The Limited and Extended Care Planning Center Sounds Off!

By Carroll Golden on 2/25/22 5:18 PM

It has been critical for the Extended and Long-Term Care (LTC) Industry to weigh in on the publicly funded LTC program in Washington State (WA Cares). The industry has historically welcomed a public-private LTC option. And we are hopeful that the various state legislatures considering similar programs will embrace knowledgeable suggestions from industry insurers, business processing firms, distributors, agents, and advisors. In addition, there are proposals at the federal level that also could benefit from industry participation. 

Topics: Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy Limited & Extended Care Planning Center Federal Advocacy
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Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Loan: What You Need to Know

By Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. on 2/16/22 12:51 PM

While there are several different types of reverse mortgages, most reverse mortgage loans today are HECMs—the only reverse mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). 

Many financial professionals now consider today’s HECMs to be an important and effective tool (when used within a comprehensive financial plan) to help improve retirement outcomes for their older-adult homeowner clients.

Topics: Retirement Planning Financial Planning Planning in Advance Retirement Reverse Mortgages Financial Literacy Potential Partners for Advisors
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Gandy Inspires Advisors to Have Their Best Year Ever

By NAIFA on 2/10/22 9:28 AM

NAIFA Trustee Christopher Gandy, LACP, was featured presenter at the NAIFA-NC chapter’s February virtual meeting. After presiding over the installation of NAIFA-NC’s 2022 Board of Directors, Gandy gave his presentation, “Your Best Year Ever.”

Drawing on his experiences as a professional basketball player and a highly successful financial professional, Gandy challenged agents and advisors to reach their highest levels of achievement. “You cannot do ordinary things and expect extraordinary results,” he said. “You have to do ‘the extra.’”

Topics: Professional Development
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Upcoming Webinar: Tech Tools to Grow Your Long-Term Care Practice

By NAIFA on 2/3/22 12:02 PM

Whether you're a long-term care veteran or interested in expanding your practice, this webinar is for you!

Topics: Financial Planning Limited & Extended Care Planning Center Potential Partners for Advisors
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Meet Loyal NAIFA Member Angie Hughes

By Ronan Friend on 1/12/22 10:00 AM

Angie Hughes, LTCP, is a 22-year insurance veteran and long-term care insurance expert with Producers XL in Salina, Kansas.

Hughes began her insurance career selling property and casualty insurance, but found her true calling in educating agents, advisors, and consumers about long-term care (LTC) planning. “No day is ever the same,” she says, and she thrives on sorting through the complexities of the LTC world to find solutions for her clients.

Topics: podcast Limited & Extended Care Planning Center Loyal Member Profile
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Fairway Presents Webinar on Home Equity and Roth Conversions

By NAIFA on 1/7/22 4:55 PM

Join us on February 11, 2022, at 3 pm eastern for the special webinar "Home Equity and Roth Conversions".

The discussion will feature Harlan Accola, CRMP, National Reverse Mortgage Director of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, interviewing Jim Silbernagel, CFP, CEPS, LACP, LUTCF creator and host of Real Wealth® Marketing, on how he has helped clients lower their tax burden using the equity in their homes. 

Register for the Webinar

Topics: Reverse Mortgages webinar Potential Partners for Advisors
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Using Technology to Deepen Client Relationships Across Generations

By Cameron Huddleston, Carefull Family Finance Expert on 1/7/22 4:28 PM

Technology might not seem like a likely tool a financial advisor can use to build client relationships. It almost goes without saying that older generations prefer human interaction versus digital services when it comes to their finances. And surveys have found that even tech-savvy millennials are more likely to get help with their finances from real-life advisors than from robo-advisors. 

So how can technology help financial advisors strengthen and add value to their relationships with clients—especially older clients—when it lacks the human touch? After all, a computer can’t hold your hand during a market downturn. 

But there is new technology that can enable advisors to build their businesses by giving them the ability to better assist aging clients and clients taking care of aging parents at the stage of their financial lives where they need the most help. That new technology is Carefull. 

Topics: Long Term Care Technology Tools Potential Partners for Advisors
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Why You Need to Talk to Clients About Monitoring

By Cameron Huddleston, Carefull Family Finance Expert on 12/29/21 8:00 AM

Courtney Heiden’s dad always took care of the family finances. In fact, he had a background in finance and managed client accounts at the large companies where he worked. So it came as a complete shock when there was a knock on her parents’ door several years ago, and the man at the door said the house was going to be auctioned off the next day.

“My mom actually thought they were kidding or maybe had the wrong house,” Heiden said. “And the man at the door said, ‘No, there's not been a mortgage paid in nine months.’ Their world kind of came crashing down at that moment.”

Topics: Long Term Care Aging in Place Potential Partners for Advisors
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What You Should Know About Reverse Mortgage Interest Rates

By Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. on 12/22/21 9:00 AM

It’s easy to lose focus on interest rates when you’re helping your client search for a reverse mortgage loan.

After all, the interest rate won’t affect the monthly payment because they won’t have to make one (though they will need to pay taxes and insurance and maintain the home).

Reverse loans don’t require monthly payments, as the full balance comes due when the last borrower dies or leaves the home.

But reverse mortgage interest rates are still a big deal and should factor into your clients' borrowing decisions. The interest rate will make a huge difference when the balance comes due and your client or their heirs must decide what to do with the home.

Topics: Long Term Care Retirement Planning Potential Partners for Advisors

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