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As we open up holiday cards and presents, as fun and festive as they are, it is also good to reflect on how the value of these items pale in comparison to the more meaningful gifts that life offers. Gifts such as spending time with friends and loved ones.

 

For 16 years, Genworth Financial has been producing what is considered the gold standard report on the cost of long term care. Other surveys have come and gone, but this one has remained the same. 

Ken Burns’ 2016 documentary on cancer titled, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, speaks to the fear that a cancer diagnosis strikes in the hearts of all. And this begs the question, if cancer is the emperor, what can then be said about other debilitating conditions such as dementia?

It is my pleasure to report highlights from the 2019 Milliman Long Term Care Insurance Survey, which was published in the July 2019 issue of Broker World magazine. This gold standard report for agents has been published for 21 consecutive years and focuses on stand-alone long term care insurance.

The Motley Fool recently published an article entitled “4 Retirement Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make,” with a subtitle warning: “Take steps to avoid these.“

And—as if you weren’t already motivated to read

It’s horrible in the abstract. Yet it’s even worse when it’s reported at a facility you know. The topic: elder abuse at the hands of professional caregivers.

GPM Life writes, “MACRA stands for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The rule states that as of Jan. 1, 2020, newly-eligible

Today’s long term care insurance buyers have enjoyed a sustained multi-year period of low inflation. I say "enjoyed" because today’s buyers are normally pre-retirement, and therefore value low mortgage and interest rates more than their retired counterparts.

Have you ever wondered about what the policies look like for all the people who bought traditional, standalone long term care insurance (LTCI) in 2017— the latest year for which there are statistics available? That’s what I’m sharing with you this month, together with all the specifications on the policies.

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