Category: Long Term Care

Retirement, Income, Tax & Estate Planning.

Insurance During Life, or Life After Insurance?

Few people enjoy a conversation about life insurance, yet it can solve a host of concerns for folks. Life insurance can be an option for legacy planning, caring for special needs children and grandchildren, helping pay for long term care, or spousal income replacement. Here are some important things to consider as you work through…
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May 3, 2018 0

What’s The True Cost of Care?

By Matt Sussman, CLTC Genworth Financial recently released their 2017 cost of care survey and the results may have you cleaning coffee off your screens. The results reflect the median cost of long term care services, which increased by 4.5% from 2016 to 2017. This is the second highest year-over-year increase in cost for long-term…
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October 27, 2017 0

Will “It” Happen To You?

By Matt Sussman, CLTC American Insurance Planners, Inc. How many times have you said that “it” is not going to happen to me? I know I have, and all of a sudden, “it” happens. Does this behavior stem from denial? Lack of being prepared? Maybe a little bit of both? Well, let’s talk about “it”…
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June 29, 2017 0

Come Sail Away

When we talk elder planning, one of the hot topics is the cripplingly high cost of long-term care.  Depending on which site you use, the national average for long-term care is just under $10,000/month.  In Philadelphia, the number is creeping closer to $11,500/month.  And what do you get for your $11k?  A quiet room on…
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December 8, 2016 0

50 Must-Knows About Long Term Care

By Matt Sussman Long Term Care Specialist As a long term care insurance specialist for over 15 years, I have worked with many families securing long term care insurance and many families that long term care insurance is just not right for. I find the majority of the reason is that they have waited too…
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August 21, 2014 0

Short Term Skilled Nursing Care Dilemma

~ Admitted vs. Observation ~ A recurring, expensive and very frustrating problem in the world of Medicare is the cost of skilled rehab after a hospital stay. What Medicare pays for is determined by how you are classified during your Hospital stay… “Admitted “or “Observation” Click here for a recent and very good article from…
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April 4, 2014 0

The Markets Go Mad For Obamacare! Really?

The older we get, the more set in our ways we become and the more we hate change.  Because of that I really don’t ask people to change their ways.  Instead I ask them to make new decisions based on new information.  Wondering how that works out for me?  I guess it depends on the…
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March 14, 2014 0

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month

November has been declared Long-Term Care Awareness Month because even the U.S. Congress recognizes the importance of making people aware of the risks and costs associated with long-term care. As a professional committed to helping people protect themselves against the risks of long-term care, I want to share some basic information with you regarding what…
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October 25, 2013 0