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The cost of long-term care is one of the major retirement financial worries. Survey after survey confirms that. The data also confirms that few people do anything about long-term care, other than worry. One survey even found that many people would rather go to the dentist than talk to someone about long-term care. That needn’t […]
It’s the biggest retirement fear of most Americans, and it makes or breaks most retirement plans. But you don’t have to worry about long-term care expenses depleting your nest egg or taking your legacy from your family. After viewing the latest seminar in the Retirement Watch Spotlight Series, you’ll avoid the mistakes and misunderstandings that […]
Long-term care is expensive, but the cost varies by both the types of care and where it is received. You can receive care at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing home. The cost of each varies considerably. But greater differences exist around the country with prices varying greatly between expensive metropolitan areas and […]
Here’s a video and article from Morningstar.com that gives an overview of the long-term care insurance market. It’s a big picture view that’s a refresher for Retirement Watch readers. But it has useful information. A recent example–in 2016, the federal government, for the long-term care policies that it was offering to federal government employees, those […]
This article has a lot of interesting data about nursing home care. It explains how long people are likely to need a nursing home stay and how much it could cost. It also makes the interesting point that elderly people with adult children are likely to need less long-term care than others. You can use […]
Many Americans worry that long-term care expenses will deplete their estates and cause them to run out of money. People also should worry that their children and estates might be required to pay for their long-term care, even after they are gone. That’s the trend in both federal and state law. A 1993 federal law […]
That’s the advice from a new AARP study. The study concluded that there simply aren’t going to be enough people available to provide long-term-type care to people who need it in the next few decades. AARP says the problem is identified from simple arithmetic. The Baby Boomers are a large population group and are getting […]
Most people say their biggest fear in retirement is a need for long-term care that exhausts their savings. Yet, most people don’t have long-term care insurance. The biggest reasons given for not having LTCI is that it’s expensive and people are concerned about paying all the premiums and never claiming benefits. In response, insurers created […]