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Long Term Care Insurance May Protect Your Financial Future

Long Term Care Insurance May Protect Your Financial Future


    

Long Term Care Insurance May Protect Your Financial Future

by Carolyn Jean

Getting old is no fun. Many middle age adults tend to ignore the fact that they are indeed getting older, and as they contend with their own approaching mortality, they all too frequently find themselves face to face with their parents' issues of advancing years. As these adults try to provide whatever assistance they can for mom and dad, they rue the day that they decided that long term care insurance just wasn't worth looking into. But, what is long term care insurance?

To be affordable, long term care insurance is best purchased as young as possible. Unfortunately, in order to find premiums that are very affordable, we are usually at an age where we feel invincible - old age is too far off to give it any serious consideration.

As we put off buying the insurance, the premiums increase and finally, for too many of us, we learn the hard way that we will be needing some type of long term care and we either find that we have huge deductibles because we'll need to use our regular health insurance, or worse, we find out we have to pay for everything out of pocket.

Long term care is probably one of the most affordable types of insurance when you think about what you pay vs. What you get. Policies range from basic care for less a year, to a permanent facility.

The policies can be customized to your needs, or at least, what you think these needs might be. Even though it's impossible to tell the future, you can always get a good idea of what you should add to these policies simply by understanding your family's medical history. If your family has a history of coronary heart disease in their 50s, you should seriously consider the best possible coverage if at all possible. In reality, you can't afford not to.

Deciding on the type of coverage you want might take into consideration your family history. Someone whose family suffers from heart attacks and strokes might select a more in depth type of coverage than someone whose family members tend to live well into their 90s without major health issues.

Most of these policies can provide an incredible amount of financial help when the time comes. With long term facilities averaging over $500 a day, not many regular insurance plans will cover these for more than a few weeks - no matter what.

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