Consumer Planning Blog

Matt Venhousen

Matthew Venhousen is a Marketing Specialist for LTCI Partners, LLC.

Recent Posts

Long-term care insurance in the news: stay up to date with these four articles

Long-term care insurance (LTCI) continues to be an important topic of conversation in the news and we’ve gathered just a few of the recent headlines. From dispelling major myths about LTC insurance to addressing the financial challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia, here are four recent educational articles to help you stay up on the latest LTCI news as you plan for the future.
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A new year, new goals and planning for the future

As we wind 2015 to a close and prepare to usher in 2016, many people start to think about what the new year will hold and set fresh goals for the future. We often think about our goals related to our careers, self-improvement and financial wellness, among others. When you sit down to write out your goals for the future, I encourage you to think further into the future.
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Is long-term care insurance tax deductible?

Naturally, peace of mind and protection of financial assets are among the top considerations when reviewing the benefits of long-term care insurance (LTCI). However, there is one benefit that you may be overlooking - the tax deductibility of LTCI.
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Should I buy long-term care insurance?

Long-term care is a topic no one likes to think about, but everyone should plan for. Of course, we can’t predict what the future will hold, however we can look to statistics for insights. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of people who reach the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care in their lives. Armed with this knowledge, and the fact that life expectancies continue to increase, being prepared for the possibility of requiring long-term care for yourself or a loved one at some point needs to be part of your retirement planning.
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Six frequently asked questions about long-term care insurance - part two

Questions 4-6 In our last blog post, we reviewed three of the six most asked questions about long-term care insurance. Today we will cover three additional questions you will want to ask as you and your family plan for the future.
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Six frequently asked questions about long-term care insurance - part one

The first three When it comes to planning for the future, especially long-term care insurance (LTCI), asking questions is an essential part of the process. The better informed you are about your LTCI options, the better decisions you can make for you and your loved ones. Let’s look at the first three of six commonly asked questions regarding long-term care insurance and the answers:
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Long-term care insurance in the news: five articles to read this morning

The value of long-term care insurance in a portfolio is being recognized. Major news outlets are consistently spreading the word about the importance of planning for the future.
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Long-term care survey finds majority of Americans not planning for the future

Did you know that by the year 2040, the United States population is anticipated to include more than 82 million persons over the age of 65? That’s more than double what it was in 2000! I think it is fair to anticipate that many of these 82 million Americans will require some form of long-term care as they continue to age. If you are among this group—or you know someone who is—having a plan in place should the need for long-term care arise is more than a good idea, but doesn't always occur.
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Five recent Alzheimer's features in the media

There have been a number of Alzheimer's disease stories featured in recent books, movies, documentaries and tv shows. Did you know Alzheimer's disease is the biggest cause for long-term care insurance claims? Having a long-term care plan in place can help you and your clients with support, care and financing should they be challenged with this disease.
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The advantages of buying long-term care insurance early

It's better to buy long-term care insurance 10 years too early than be 10 minutes too late. Watch this video from Life Happens on the advantages of purchasing long-term care insurance early. 
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