The Basics of Long Term Care Insurance
If you are unfamiliar with long term care insurance, now is a good time to
discover some of the benefits.
Long term care insurance can help cover the cost of a nursing home, an
assisted living facility, or in-home care when, or if the time comes that you
Yes, Medicaid will cover some long-term care expenses, but it does not
cover all of them and will only provide benefits if your net worth is low
enough to qualify.
Long term care insurance can be quite costly however – and the longer you
delay in purchasing a policy, the higher the annual premium will become.
What Will Long Term Care Insurance Pay For?
Different policies provide different benefits. Some policies pay a daily
benefit, such as $200 or $300 per day, that can be used to help cover your
long term care expenses. Other policies allow you to set a maximum benefit
and then adjust the amount you need on a daily basis.
Some policies offer comprehensive coverage that include a wide range of
healthcare settings, while other policies are facility-only.
Which policy you choose will of course, depend upon your individual needs
and the type of policy you can afford.
You can also often choose to add enhancement coverages such as
monitoring systems and in-home equipment, transportation to doctor’s
appointments and the like. Before purchasing a long term care policy, be
sure to compare your available options and consult with a specialist to
ensure you’re getting the best deal.
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