TMTW # 138 – Long Term Care Insurance

Tax and Money Tip of the Week:
Long Term Care Insurance – “The
Bottom Line” | May 22, 2013
| No. 138

A catastrophic injury or debilitating disease that requires you to enter a nursing home can destroy your best-laid financial plans.  You will need to decide whether to take out a long-term care insurance policy that may cover nursing home care, home health care, adult day care, respite care, and residential care.  If you decide to purchase such a policy, you’ll need to choose the best time to do so. 

Typically, unless you have a chronic condition that makes you more likely to require long-term care, there is generally no reason to begin thinking about this issue before age 50.  Usually, there is no reason to purchase such a policy before age 60, but it is less expensive generally in your 50’s.

Questions or Comments? You can add comments on the blog, call 919-847-2981, or visit our web site. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mark Vitek, CPA/PFS, CFP®
…until next week.

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