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Flexibility in Long Term Care Planning

“This is my plan and I’m sticking to it—for now.”

Centered and Resolute

My inbox recently displayed the subject line, “The Center of Your Celebrations”. No, it wasn’t about the matriarch or patriarch at your holiday dinners. Or even the newest member of the family.

Long Term Care Planning… and Love

What’s the sentiment at the heart of long term care planning? No, it's not fear. (Of care costs or gaps in Medicare.) It's not even concern. (About medical conditions or Medicaid eligibility.) I’m talking about love. Yes, I know Valentine’s Day is in the rear view mirror. That’s OK. The kind of love I’m talking about transcends flowers and cards.

Long Term Care Awareness

November is long term care awareness month. Even though long term care is often discussed in the news, it is frequently confused with healthcare.

Life Insurance

What is Life insurance?

Life insurance is a contract between an insurance policyholder and an insurer, where the insurer promises to pay a designated beneficiary a sum of money (the "benefits") upon the death of the insured person. Some policies provide for an accelerated death benefit covering terminal illness, critical illness, or long-term care illness (chronic illness). The policyholder typically pays a premium, either regularly or as a lump sum. 
 
The advantage for the policy owner is "peace of mind", in knowing that the death of the insured person will not result in financial hardship for loved ones and lenders.  It is important to periodically review policies for premium rates and terms of contract to see that your current needs are met. 

The death benefit can be used to:

  • Cover final expenses, such as funeral costs, taxes or debts
  • Replace financial orother support that the insured person contributed
  • Provide an inheritance or fund a foundation, endowment or charitable gift

 
Life-based contracts tend to fall into two major categories:
Protection policies – designed to provide a benefit in the event of specified event, typically a lump sum payment. A common form of this design is term insurance.
Investment policies – where the main objective is to facilitate the growth of capital by regular or single premiums. Common forms (in the US) are whole life, universal life and variable life policies.
 

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