Why consider long-term care insurance?

Why consider long-term care insurance?

For those seeking to steward their God-given resources well, long-term care insurance (LTCI) is an incredibly important consideration. LTCI is financial coverage for adults with long-term or chronic disabling conditions that need constant care, whether that is in their home or in a facility.

The majority of LTCI policies include nursing home care or home health care, such as skilled nursing, occupational, physical, and speech therapy, as well as help with activities such as dressing and bathing. LTCI also may include homemaker services, respite care, Alzheimer’s special care facilities, adult or personal day care, and other services geared towards assisting those who need ongoing supervision. Some LTCI policies – but not all – cover short-term hospice care.

LTCI is worth considering for many reasons, not the least of which is because LTCI can provide your family with more options and better flexibility than other public assistance programs like Medicaid. For instance, Medicaid doesn’t always cover the cost of in-home care or assisted living, whereas LTCI does, according to your policy’s benefit maximum. Another reason to explore purchasing LTCI insurance is that, for some policies, if the funds are not exhausted upon your passing, remaining funds can go to benefit your beneficiaries.

Having LTCI coverage can be a source of incredible peace of mind for your family members who may not be able to assist you around the clock. Peace of mind itself is an invaluable byproduct of investing in LTCI insurance. Because long-term care needs often arise unexpectedly, you may not be financially prepared. Knowing that you have coverage for your future – regardless of what it may hold – can be a gift to yourself and to the ones who love you most. Your spouse, children, and extended family will surely appreciate the peace and assurance that you will be well cared for in the event of an accident or a chronic diagnosis and that the financial burden of around-the-clock care will not fall to them.

Planning financially for your future, now, gives you time to explore the most cost-effective and financially beneficial LTCI plans, and it also eliminates worries that your loved ones may have about your future care. Ambassador Advisors can help you create a financial and estate plan that includes these critical considerations. Reach out to our professional team today!

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