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Five Reasons People Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Twenty-seven years ago I received a phone call from my father and still remember the conversation. He had called to tell me that he and my mother had made a very significant investment in my financial future and was eager to tell me about it. As you can imagine, he had my full attention and

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CCRCs Are Not Created Equal

Among options for retirement living is the continuing care retirement community or CCRC. These communities provide a combination of two or more venues that include independent living along with assisted living, memory care and/or skilled nursing usually on one campus. The intent is to provide the services residents require to age in place. As personal

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Test Your Long-Term Care Knowledge

Chances are that you or someone you love will need care or become a caregiver. Just think about the reasons for needing care. They range from cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s to physical limitations from accidents or medical conditions like ALS, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, MS, etc. Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge: RISK: The government projections

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Eat, Drink, Exercise and be Merry (Sex), Too!

In this article for TIME Health, Jeffrey Kluger and Alexandra Sifferlin summarize findings from a number of new studies on aging. While the end of life is nonnegotiable, we certainly can influence longevity and the quality of our remaining years. Here are just two surprises to living longer and better: Don’t be timid. Those with

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Stats And Facts That May Surprise You

Every year for the past 20, Broker World magazine has published a survey on long-term care insurance (LTCI). It’s a huge undertaking and provides valuable information for the industry and consumers alike primarily about the standalone insurance marketplace. A few highlights: Two carriers, Mutual of Omaha and Northwestern, remained the top two LTCI carriers accounting

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