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How Your Risk of Financial Exploitation Increases as You Age

By Cameron Huddleston, Carefull Family Finance Expert on 3/29/22 10:00 AM

You know that you can expect to be at an increased risk of health issues as you age. However, what you might not realize is that aging puts you at a greater risk of another issue: financial exploitation. 

In fact, the rate at which adults over the age of 60 can expect to experience financial exploitation—1 in 20—is higher than the incidence of many age-related diseases, according to research published in The Journals of Gerontology. And that’s likely an underestimate of the problem because, according to the report, “many older adults are unaware or unwilling to report exploitation.” 

Topics: Long-Term Care Limited Care Limited & Extended Care Planning Center Potential Partners for Advisors Insurance
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How Do I Help Prepare My Parents for Medicare?

By NAIFA on 3/11/22 3:30 PM

Medicare is a government program created to provide healthcare coverage for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and those on Social Security. It covers hospital stays, doctor visits, lab tests, eye exams, and more.

Medicare has many options for beneficiaries, including traditional Medicare (Parts A & B), which is full-service coverage but only includes items that are medically necessary or preventive in nature; a Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), which provides prescription drug coverage; and an Advantage plan or Part C that combines both Parts A &B plus supplemental medical insurance.

Topics: Long-Term Care Financial Planning Planning in Advance Eldercare Medicare
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The Main Street Code for Financial Success

By NAIFA on 3/10/22 11:45 AM

What's your most important financial asset? What's the best way to grow your money tax-free? NAIFA President Larry Holzberg answers these questions and more with Neil Himmelstein on the podcast "The Main Street Code for Financial Success".

Holzberg and Himmelstein discuss the importance of working with a financial advisor and having the right kind of insurance to protect your assets and your family. “[Life Insurance] allows people to maintain their lifestyle, reach their goals, and do the most important thing—love their family,” says Holzberg.

Listen to the Episode Here

Topics: Disability Insurance Long-Term Care Life Insurance & Annuities Financial Planning Podcast Financial Wellness Careers in Financial Services
10 min read

What to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

By Cameron Huddleston, Carefull Family Finance Expert on 2/3/22 12:11 PM

If you developed a disability or chronic condition that required long-term care, how would you pay for that care? Would you expect health insurance or Medicare to pay for it? 

Unfortunately, you can’t count on either of those options to pay for ongoing care that you might need. Medicaid might cover the cost of long-term care services if you have very limited income or assets. Otherwise, if you need professional care at home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home, you’ll have to pay for it. 

Topics: Long-Term Care Planning in Advance Seniors
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Long-Term Care Insurance vs. Term Life

By EveryIncome on 11/15/21 7:30 AM

Most Americans will need long-term care. Unfortunately, it’s extremely expensive and can deplete your finances quickly if you aren’t prepared to pay for it.

Many people get long-term care insurance (LTCI) to cover the costs. You may have also heard about term life insurance (TLI). What’s the difference?

Topics: Long-Term Care Life Insurance & Annuities
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Understanding Your Long Term Care Costs

By EveryIncome on 10/22/21 1:50 PM

Long-term care in America is expensive, and if you’re not prepared to pay for it, you could find your hard-earned lifelong savings disappearing quickly.

Understanding long-term care costs and financial planning for eldercare is crucial for preserving wealth while you seek assistance for the activities of daily living you can longer do by yourself due to chronic illness, disability, injury or old age.

Topics: Long-Term Care Financial Planning
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Who is Responsible for a Decedent’s Medical Debt?

By EveryIncome on 4/26/21 11:00 AM

Whether they pass as the result of a prolonged period of illness or an unexpected accident, the death of a loved one is never easy. Many families end up worrying about the costs associated with a decedent’s end-of-life care while they are trying to grieve their loss, and making sense of funeral bills, medical expenses, and insurance can be incredibly daunting. When people pass away after receiving medical care, their family members are often left to wonder what happens to the decedent’s medical debt. Medical debt can take out a significant portion of a deceased person’s estate, but determining who is responsible for paying off this debt if the estate is unable to pay in full can be difficult.

Topics: Long-Term Care Financial Planning Financial Security
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3 Simple Steps to Become the "Family" Advisor

By Carroll Golden on 3/17/21 4:28 PM

Everyone Would Like to Age-In-Place But…….

Topics: Long-Term Care Caregiver Resources Financial Security
1 min read

Three Long-Term Care Concerns for Women

By Suzanne Carawan on 2/22/21 9:55 AM

As a woman, you will need to think about your future. This includes considering your long-term care (LTC). For example, you may need to take care of your loved ones. This doesn't account for problems life can throw at you, which will pose further problems for your LTC. We want to address some LTC concerns you could face and different ways you can handle them.

Topics: Long-Term Care Women
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Consumer Resources for LTC Insurance: Agents and the NAIC Buyer’s Guide

By NAIFA on 2/8/21 9:43 AM

A recent Wall Street Journal article (subscription required) by financial columnist Glenn Ruffenach discusses the importance of planning for long-term care and identifies insurance and financial professionals as an important source of guidance for consumers. He says that “your best first step is not to shop for a carrier or policy. Rather, it’s to shop for a knowledgeable, independent agent.”

Topics: Long-Term Care Limited & Extended Care Planning Center Financial Security

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