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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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How a Reverse Mortgage Loan Can Enhance a Sound Retirement Strategy

By Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. on 5/27/22 1:30 PM

These days, people are living longer which, of course, is a good thing. But it also means retirees’ savings must stretch further to last throughout retirement. Throw in the recent surge in inflation, rising long-term care costs, and the unfortunate reality that many retirees are not financially prepared for retirement, and we have the makings of a retirement crisis ahead. 

On the bright side for older-adult homeowners, housing wealth has been on the rise. According to the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA), U.S. homeowners aged 62+ saw their home equity soar to a record $10 trillion in 2021. It can be prudent for homeowners and their advisors to discuss ways to incorporate housing wealth into retirement planning decisions. 

Topics: Retirement Planning Financial Planning Planning in Advance Reverse Mortgages Potential Partners for Advisors Insurance
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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
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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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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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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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Guaranteed Income: The Forgotten Household Asset

By Mutual of Omaha Mortgage on 12/1/21 12:15 PM

Guaranteed income is the largest financial asset for most retirees, yet its role in a financial plan is generally quite minor, treated simply as a cash flow that can be used to fund the retirement liability.

Topics: Long-Term Care Retirement Planning Financial Planning
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Common Misconceptions About Long Term Care

By Genworth on 12/22/20 11:22 AM

Cover all of your bases with four common rebuttals about long term care planning.

There are plenty of misconceptions about long term care. Some believe that health insurance and Medicare will take care of these expenses. The majority of costs for long term care are out-of-pocket expenses until assets are depleted. The following are four common rebuttals you might hear about long term care planning and what you need to know:

Topics: Long-Term Care Retirement Planning Financial Planning
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5 Facts on How a Life Settlement Can Fund Your Retirement

By GWG Holdings, Inc. on 8/26/19 11:36 AM

Topics: Retirement Planning Retirement Life Settlement
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3 Creative Ways Annuities can Fund LTC Insurance

By LTCI Partners on 7/31/19 9:30 AM

According to insurance industry research group LIMRA annuity sales had their best quarter in nearly 10 years with 62.1 billion in 4th quarter 2018 sales, up 22% year over year. LTCI Partners show you 3 creative ways to use Annuities to fund extended care needs.

Topics: Annuities Retirement Planning Sales & Marketing Tax Benefits Linked Benefits Prospecting
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Senior Protection Act with Steve Kline and Michael Hedge of NAIFA Government Relations

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on 7/30/19 3:50 PM

Caroll Golden speaks with Steve Kline and Michael Hedge of the NAIFA-National Government Relations staff about the Senior Protection Act.  They offer valuable insights into NAIFA’s political advocacy on the issue of senior financial protection and highlight what NAIFA is doing at the state and federal level on this critical issue.

Topics: Advocacy Retirement Planning Lifestyle Planning

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