Long Term Care

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Long-Term Care is one of the major risks we’ll face in retirement. 70% of everyone that reaches the age of 65 will need it.

Who needs Long-Term Care:

70% of people turning 65 years old will need Long-Term Care according to AARP

60% of all people will need long-term care according to LongTermCare.gov

Long Term Care insurance allows you to maintain your independence and afford quality care, and it also helps reduce the financial and psychological stress that a long term care event can impose on your family. 

Who are the Care Providers?

female doctor in a hospital

At Home Care:

  • Family Members
  • Friends
  • Home Care Companions
  • Home Health Aids
  • Licensed Nurse
  • Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapists

Types of Facilities:

  • Assisted Living
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Memory Care

Traditional Long-Term Care example for 2021 (subject to change.)

  • This is for a standard rating of health. Better health would be lower premium, poor health would be higher premium or cause the decline of policy.
  • Other options can be added and some of these options can be removed or replaced.
  • If the premium increases you may have the option of taking a paid-up policy or lowering your benefit to reduce the premium.
elderly patient being pushed in wheel chair
 

Age in Good Health

Amount of Monthly Benefit

Benefits Period

Elimination Period

Inflation Protection continues to increase Monthly Benefit & Pool of Money

Pool of Money

Annual Premium Can Increase

Male

At age 62

$4,500 monthly benefit

3-year period

90 Days

3 %

$108,000 After 10 years

$142,000

$2,142

Female

At age 62

$4,500 monthly benefit

3-year period

90 Days

3 %

$108,000 After 10 years

$142,000

$3,258

Couple joint policy

Both at age 62

$4,500 monthly benefit each

3-year period

90 Days

3 %

$108,000 each

After 10 years

$142,000 each

$3,780

This is a 30 % reduction in both premiums

Asset Based Long-Term Care Premium for 2021 (subject to change)

 

  • You must qualify mentally and physically for this policy.

 

  • There are other options that can be added and some of these options can be removed or replaced.
 

Age in Good Health

Amount of Monthly Benefit

Benefit Period

Elimination Period

Inflation Protection continues to increase Monthly Benefit & Pool of Money

Pool of Money

Death Benefit

Surender Value Remains the same through out the life of the policy

Single Premium Amount  or Annual Total of up to 10 years

Male

Age 62

$4,382 monthly benefit

4-year period

None

3%

$208,276 after 10 years

$279,905

$158,370 after 10 years $116,200

$70,000

$100,000

Female

Age 62

$4,375 monthly benefit

4-year period

None

3%

$174,436 after 10 years $234,428

$164,571 after 10 years $121,800

$70,000

$100,000

Guaranteed Income Annuity with Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit Rider (GLWBR Enhanced Benefit) 2021 (subject to change)

 

 

  • No qualification no underwriting.
 

Age

Annual Lifetime income after 10 years

GLWBR Enhanced Benefit

Annual income for up to 5 years after 10 years

(Then reverts to lifetime income)

Death Benefit

Single Premium Amount  or Annual Total of up to 10 years

Male or Female

Age 62

$11,775

$23,550

Accumulated dollar amount minus benefits paid

$100,000

What does Medicare or Medicaid pay for Long Term Care?

Medicare

  • Admitted to hospital, stay 3 nights, and then skilled nursing facility.
  • Must require skilled care that is reasonable and necessary to prevent or slow further deterioration.
  • Days that Medicare Pays
  • 1-20 100% for approved hospital and skilled nursing costs

Medicaid

  • Must “spend-down” assets to qualify
  • Use your won assets first.
  • Medicaid eligibility has limitation on income or assets of both.
  • Safety net for the poor.
  • General will only pay for a skilled nursing facility.
  • Approval would be unlikely if you are receiving a large pension.

Cost of Care Examples for 2021

  • Home Health Care $30 per hour minimum 4 hours a day.
  • Assisted Living monthly $5,000
  • Skilled Nursing monthly $8,000
  • Memory Care $9,000 + per month

To activate LTC policy to receive benefits you must not be able to perform two of the six daily activities.

Bathing: The ability to clean oneself and perform grooming activities like shaving and brushing teeth.

Dressing: The ability to get dressed by oneself without struggling with buttons and zipper.

Eating: The ability to feed oneself.

Transferring: Being able to either walk or move oneself from a bed to a wheelchair and back again.

Toileting: The ability to get on and off the toilet.

Continence: The ability to control one’s bladder and bowel functions.

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  • There is no cost to using a broker.
  • A broker can compare many companies and plans and explain the differences to you. A company agent only knows their plans and can only offer their plans.
  • A broker continues as an advisor to you. 
  • If you have questions or issues, your broker is an additional asset that you can rely on and understands the plan you are on.

Medicare does not  cover Long Term Care. Medicare may pay for the first 20 days in a skilled nursing facility. After that, you’ll need to pay a coinsurance per day, for up to 100 days. Once you surpass 100 days, you’re responsible for the cost of your care.

To activate a Long Term Care policy you need help with two out of six daily  activities of living (which generally include bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, transferring and continence) or you have severe cognitive impairment.

There are different levels of Long Term Care.

  • Home care costs range from $30 per hour and up, usually with a 4 hour minimum.
  • Assisted living in a facility which can cost $5,000 or more per month.
  • Skilled nursing in a facility can cost $7,000 or more.
  • Memory care in a facility which can cost $8,000 or more.
  • Many facilities will base the price on the level of care needed, such as an extra charge for bathing or administering medications.

Yes, there are several ways to purchase a Long Term Care policy.

  • Traditional LTC: You pay the lowest premium. However the premium can increase and if you do not use it there are no other benefits.
  • LTC with living benefits: This has a higher premium which offers life insurance, and the premiums are guaranteed not to increase. 
  • Annuities with a Long Term Care Rider. 

Maybe. Unlike life insurance, which is based on mortality, Long Term Care policies are based on morbidity. The younger and the healthier you are the easier to qualify and get a lower premium.

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