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Is Long-Term Care Insurance Really Worth It at This Age?

Tom and Tina were responsible adults. They had already raised her children, sent him off to college, and were beginning to enjoy life on their own terms again. At 48 years of age, Tom and Tina had great plans for their retirement. They were planning on retiring when they turn 62, which still gave them plenty of time to work, save, and be diligent.

Long-Term Care Insurance Encinitas CA - Is Long-Term Care Insurance Really Worth It at This Age?

Long-Term Care Insurance Encinitas CA – Is Long-Term Care Insurance Really Worth It at This Age?

They were investing in their 401(k)s, the stock market, bonds, CD’s, and so forth, and they were quite confident they would have more than enough to retire at that age. They also understood their health could be an issue. There was a family history of certain conditions that caused Tom some concern. Tina had her own worries with cancer in her family.

The last thing they wanted was to have a significant sum of their retirement savings depleted by long-term care costs, if that would ever come to pass. It had in Tom’s family relatively recently, which is what got them looking into long-term care insurance at this time in their life.

They began shopping around for a policy.

They didn’t know what to look for a first, but when they started comparing policies, talking to brokers, and learning more about it, they kept seeing that the sweet spot, as it might be referred to, as far as age for some type of policy like this was somewhere in the mid-50’s.

Tom thought that was kind of odd, especially considering that the life insurance policy both he and Tina had been carrying had been first acquired when they were in their 30’s.

A life insurance policy is a lot different than a long-term care insurance policy. A life insurance policy, if something happened to Tom or Tina, or both, would have helped pay for a lot of things in the aftermath of those difficult circumstances. It would have provided for their children while they were still growing up.

Now, a life insurance policy, if something happened, would help one or the other carry-on in the absence of their spouse. A long-term care insurance policy might not ever pay out if long-term care is not needed.

The risk of requiring long-term care increases with age, and while there is certainly a chance that something could happen requiring long-term care, people in their 40’s or early 50’s are at a lower risk of requiring it.

Tom and Tina still decided to purchase that long-term care insurance policy because the rate was simply too good to pass up.

If you or a loved-one are considering Long-Term Care Insurance in Encinitas CA, please contact Steve Elliott at Capstone Insurance for an honest discussion about your future and your options. Call today (858) 350-3161.

Steve Elliott

Long-Term Care Insurance Specialist at LTC Capstone Insurance
Steve Elliott with Capstone Financial Assurance is a Long Term Care Insurance Specialist

I work with all the major insurance companies and my objective is to help my clients determine if long term care protection makes sense for them and if so, to help them shop the market to find the best company at the best rate

I specialize in Traditional Long Term Care Insurance as well as Hybrid Long Term Care Plans which are either a combination of Life Insurance and Long Term Care or an Annuity Plan with Long Term Care

I’ve been specializing exclusively in Long-Term Care Insurance Planning for over 21 years.

Steve was recognized as a 2003 Long Term Care Expert of the Year at The National Long Term Care Producers Summit

2006 was awarded Senior Market Advisor of the Year Finalist by Senior Market Advisor Magazine

National Speaker for Numerous Industry Meetings

Awarded Nations Top 10 Agent 8 times by the American Association of Long Term Care Insurance

Author of numerous published articles on long term care planning