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Taking A Look At Long Term Care Insurance

By Allen Rogers

With the explosion of people that are hitting retirement age, long term care insurance will be more important to obtain. The cost of this type of care is rising at an astronomical rate and this can help protect you and your family financially.

This type of insurance covers additional care that other insurance, Medicaid and Medicare will not. It can help by providing assistance with dressing, getting in and out of bed, walking and bathing. These are often called daily activities, sand the policy uses the terminology to determine eligibility.

The cost can be high, and it rises the closer you are to retirement age. There are two general types of plans that you can get, and each has benefits and problems, so educating yourself and looking at them very carefully can save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run.

One type is Tax Qualified, or TQ. This is the most common type that is offered and bought, and has a qualifier to be able to use it. In general, this is used when you need more then 90 days worth of continuous care and are unable to perform 2 daily activities for yourself without any assistance. The services that you get are unable to be taxed.

The other type is NTQ, or Non-Tax Qualified, and a doctor must start this for you. You only have to be unable to perform one activity without assistance, and these services may leave you with a large bill since they can tax them. It is not offered often to purchase.

A quote can help you in many ways. Since the cost to this is often different from age and areas, making sure you are getting the best price can save you a lot of money. You can also use the agent to explain the tax differences and use them to give you the knowledge to make the choice that best fits for you. Be aware, most of these policies cannot be canceled if you are current on the payment and they can be renewed for life.

Many times, the long term care insurance can only be used in the continental US for these services. It can be a way for you to retain your independence if you can no longer do many activities for yourself and allow you to continue to live in your own home.

For more information on how Long Term Care Insurance can help prepare us as we age. Also you can get a long term care insurance quote. We represent 20 of the top LTCi providers. This gives you tremendous options.

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Rogers, Allen "Taking A Look At Long Term Care Insurance." Taking A Look At Long Term Care Insurance. 3 Jul. 2010. 27 Jul 2014 <>.

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