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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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CLTC Offers "A Teachable Moment"

By CLTC on 4/15/21 5:07 PM

The Certification for Long-Term Care has produced a fact sheet, "A Teachable Moment: The Power of Starting a Conversation," to help advisors start conversations with clients about the importance of extended care planning. It offers facts and statistics that emphasize the importance of planning.

Topics: Long Term Care Extended Care CLTC Limited & Extended Care Planning Center
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Why the Traditional LTC Market is here to stay - and will grow

By Tom Riekse Jr. on 4/14/21 3:30 PM

Recently I received an email from a Insurance Carrier who sells Linked Life/LTC plans with the headline "What happened to traditional LTC?".  The email started by saying "It wasn't so long age that traditional long-term care (LTC) insurance dominated the market, but now they are barely holding on while linked-benefit products are taking over."  Harsh!

Topics: Long Term Care Advanced Planning Life Settlement
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The biggest mistakes people make when choosing to self-insure for LTC

By Tom Riekse Jr. on 4/5/21 10:15 AM

For Financial Professionals that are savvy enough to have a discussion about the impact of a long-term care event one of the most important topics is whether a client should consider long-term care insurance or should instead "self-insure".

Topics: Long Term Care Life Insurance Planning Consequences
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The worst case scenario - is lifetime LTC Insurance worth it?

By Tom Riekse Jr. on 3/26/21 9:00 AM

Luckily, you aren't going to need years and years of high cost long-term care. But what if you did?

Topics: Long Term Care Financial Planning Planning in Advance Advanced Planning Limited & Extended Care Planning Center
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NAIFA-WA Urges LTC Bill Changes to Protect Employees With Private Coverage

By NAIFA on 2/12/21 2:45 PM

NAIFA-WA is urging changes to a long-term services bill, HB 1323, to protect employees who have purchased long-term care coverage.

Topics: Long Term Care Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy
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Consumer Resources for LTC Insurance: Agents and the NAIC Buyer’s Guide

By NAIFA on 2/8/21 9:45 AM

Most states require financial professionals to provide consumers with a copy of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners publication “A Shopper’s Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance” before completing an LTC insurance sale.

Topics: Long Term Care Limited & Extended Care Planning Center Financial Security
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Oliver Wyman Survey results released focusing on Long-term care planning

By Vincent Bodnar on 2/4/21 1:38 PM

In collaboration with Ice Floe Consulting, Oliver Wyman presents the results of the Who is Selling What? To Whom How & Why? agent and advisor survey conducted this past fall.

Topics: Long Term Care Limited & Extended Care Planning Center
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NAIFA Supports Replacement of Indiana LTC Insurance Program

By NAIFA on 2/4/21 11:51 AM

NAIFA is encouraging the efforts of Indiana state Sen. Greg Walker and Rep. Martin Carbaugh to replace the Indiana Long Term Care Insurance Program, also known as the RWJ Partnership, with legislation (HB 1405 and SB 261) to create a Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) Partnership.

Topics: Long Term Care State Advocacy
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NAIFA Supports Maryland Bill to Boost LTC Education

By NAIFA on 2/1/21 4:33 PM

NAIFA supports Maryland state legislation that would provide consumers in the state with easier access to resources and educational materials on long-term care (LTC) planning. A NAIFA-Maryland member served on the Task Force on LTC Education and Planning that made recommendations that helped shape the bill, HB 599, Public Health – Long Term Care Planning.

Topics: Long Term Care State Advocacy Limited & Extended Care Planning Center
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What You Should Know About Life Insurance Settlements

By Pinney Insurance on 1/7/21 10:41 AM

If you have a client who can’t afford their policy – especially if it’s due to health problems – you may want to help them look into a life settlement. Of course, this leaves them without any death benefit protection, which isn’t ideal. But if they either don’t need the coverage or have no financial option but to let it lapse, a settlement may be the ideal solution.

Topics: Long Term Care Life Insurance Life Settlement

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