Part I: Why LTC needs to be included in a retirement plan

1  MetLife Mature Market Institute, “The MetLife Report on the Oldest Boomers,” 2013.

2  Timmermann, Sandra, “Widows, Widowers and Their Advisors: A Glass Half Full,” Insurance Newsnet Magazine, April, 2017, reporting on study conducted by the American College of Financial Services.   

3  Lifeplans, “Who Buys Long-Term Care Insurance: Twenty-Five Years of Study of Buyers and-Non-Buyers,” Prepared for America’s Health Insurance Plans, 2017.

Long-term care riders generally have an additional cost to them and have restrictions and limitations. Be sure to review the product specifications for details.

Long-term care riders are paid out as an acceleration of the death benefit providing only one pool of money available to the insured. A separate long-term care policy and life insurance policy will have two pools of money available to the insured.

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