Today, there are more long-term care planning solutions than ever before, they range from traditional stand-alone long-term care policies, State Partnership plans, hybrid plans that combine life insurance or annuities with long-term benefits and Short Term Care policies to supplement existing coverage or for those with health challenges that will not medically qualify for traditional coverage.
Other than your policy design, the biggest factors in determining your rates are your health and age when you apply. You must medically qualify for coverage and so it is important to apply while you are younger and healthier. Don’t risk your insurability by postponing your decision!
Long-Term Care Policies Keep You at Home
Most long-term care claims are made for covered services received in a person’s own home so that they are able to stay independent and with family for as long as possible. Policies typically pay for both custodial and licensed care from a licensed home health agency. Some policies will also allow you to pay a family member or other unlicensed individual for care.
Custodial services are usually provided by a home health aide who is able to help with bathing, dressing, cooking, and shopping. Licensed care generally includes physical, occupational, and speech therapy in addition to any other covered medical services.
If You Need More Care
If the time comes that you need more than home care, a long-term care policy will pay or help pay for services received in an Assisted Living Facility, Adult Day Care, or Skilled Nursing Home. Once you are eligible for benefits, your policy will pay for services in whichever of these environments that best meets your needs.
When Can I Access My Policy Benefits?
Your policy benefits are available once a Licensed Health Care Practitioner certifies that you need qualified long-term care services due to one of the following:
Long Term Care Insurance is a great benefit for your Association, Group or Workplace.
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