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Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home
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Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home

In the wake of COVID-wracked nursing homes, increasingly more people are looking at options to age in place with long-term care insurance.
September 17, 2020
Even in Good Times, a ‘Silent Stalker’ Can Raid Your Retirement Plan
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Even in Good Times, a ‘Silent Stalker’ Can Raid Your Retirement Plan

Chances are you or your spouse will need long-term care at some point … and it isn’t cheap. A look at the options reveals one interesting possibility:…
July 14, 2020
Deduct Expenses for Long-Term Care on Your Tax Return
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Deduct Expenses for Long-Term Care on Your Tax Return

The IRS allows some limited tax breaks on medical expenses and insurance premiums related to long-term care.
September 4, 2019
Does It Makes Sense to Buy Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance?
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Does It Makes Sense to Buy Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance?

For well-off people in particular, this alternative to traditional policies or the option of self-insuring could be an attractive possibility.
April 30, 2019
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Using a Health Savings Account to Pay Long-Term-Care Premiums
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Using a Health Savings Account to Pay Long-Term-Care Premiums

You can tap an HSA to pay the premiums for a long-term-care insurance policy, but the amount you can withdraw tax-free depends on your age.
January 11, 2019

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6 Options to Fund Long-Term Care in Retirement
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6 Options to Fund Long-Term Care in Retirement

It's not fun to think about, but if you boil down your choices a bit, making a plan for what could easily cost several thousand per month becomes less…
February 28, 2018
Hybrid Insurance Policies Gaining Steam
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Hybrid Insurance Policies Gaining Steam

If you can't afford traditional long-term-care insurance, a new strategy that combines life insurance with long-term-care benefits may be more practic…
January 18, 2017
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Options for Dealing With Rising Long-Term-Care Insurance Premiums
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Options for Dealing With Rising Long-Term-Care Insurance Premiums

Buffeted by huge rate hikes, most policyholders are choosing to trim their coverage.
June 6, 2016
4 Secrets to Buying Long-Term-Care Insurance
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4 Secrets to Buying Long-Term-Care Insurance

Policies are rising in price, while benefits are getting skimpier. Here's how to get the best deal for you.
April 27, 2015
Deducting Long-Term-Care Premiums
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Deducting Long-Term-Care Premiums

For most policies, a portion of the premiums counts toward deductible medical expenses.
February 18, 2015
How to Buy Long-Term-Care Insurance
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How to Buy Long-Term-Care Insurance

When to get it, how much you need and ways to cut the cost.
January 6, 2015
What You Must Know About Medicaid and Long-Term Care
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What You Must Know About Medicaid and Long-Term Care

Medicaid pays for nursing-home care for those with little to no income and assets.
November 14, 2014
Options for Covering Long-Term-Care Costs
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Options for Covering Long-Term-Care Costs

Facing scaled-back benefits and premium hikes, baby boomers can use several strategies to help cover future costs.
April 23, 2014
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Buying Long-Term-Care Coverage for a Parent
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Buying Long-Term-Care Coverage for a Parent

It's a smart move. But do it while your parents are still relatively healthy.
November 13, 2013
3 Steps to Take Before Filing a Long-Term-Care Insurance Claim
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3 Steps to Take Before Filing a Long-Term-Care Insurance Claim

To avoid a claim denial, make sure you understand what the policy covers.
September 4, 2013
Sign up for the Federal Long-Term-Care Insurance Program?
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Sign up for the Federal Long-Term-Care Insurance Program?

Federal employees should compare their options before enrolling in the nation's largest group plan.
May 27, 2011
MetLife to Stop Selling Long-Term-Care Insurance
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MetLife to Stop Selling Long-Term-Care Insurance

However, it will continue to service existing policies.
November 17, 2010
How Much Long-Term-Care Coverage Do You Need?
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How Much Long-Term-Care Coverage Do You Need?

Start by finding out the average cost of care where you live. A just-released study by insurer Genworth makes that easy.
April 30, 2009