NAIC Shopper's Guide to Long Term Care Insurance

Life, Disability, Home Health & Long Term Care


Life Insurance, Health, Disability Income, Long Term Care are all very important coverages to have to round out your Insurance Protection Program, protect your assets and make sure you get the care and treatment that you need.

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chronic disease

  • A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time. Common chronic diseases include arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and some viral diseases such as hepatitis C and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Chronic diseases constitute a major cause of mortality, and the World Health Organization (WHO) attributes 38 million deaths a year to non-communicable diseases
  • While risk factors vary with age and gender, most of the common chronic diseases in the US are caused by dietary, lifestyle and metabolic risk factors that are also responsible for the resulting
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    • One might not die directly from a chronic illness, but there is an increased risk of suicide!
    • Increased risk of Cancer:
      • heart disease markers, diabetes, chronic kidney disease markers, pulmonary disease and gout (a form of arthritis).
      • The study found that each of these chronic diseases or markers was individually linked with a 7- to 44-percent increased risk of developing cancer, and a 12- to 70-percent increased risk of dying from cancer.
      • High chronic disease risk scores were also linked with a 13-year reduction in life span for men and a 16-year reduction in life span for women. live chronic-diseases-cancer
  • California to Potentially Implement a Long-Term Care Payroll Tax

Financial Resources Questionnaire

to get the right coverage for your situation

Long Term Care 

Cut & Paste these questions into an email and send to us at [email protected]

1. Seven percent of my annual income is approximately $_______________.  (This is the maximum amount of annual income experts advise spending  on a premium.)

2. The cash value of my non-housing assets* is $____________.  (This is the amount you would otherwise have to spend for long-term care.)

3. My non-housing assets would last _____________ years if I needed care today.  (This is the approximate number of years of coverage you might consider buying.)

4. I can afford to pay $____________ a day towards the cost of my own care.  The difference between the amount I can afford and the cost of care today is $_________. (This is the approximate amount of daily benefit you will need.)

5. I can afford to pay a total of $____________ for the first days of care in a nursing home. Therefore, I will need a waiting period no longer than:

30 days $__________ 60 days $__________ 90 days $____________.

(To determine the amount you would pay, multiply the daily nursing home cost times the number of days in the waiting period.) Copied from Taking Care of Tomorrow *

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