Individual Long Term Care Planning Process

The idea of protecting your assets, income, health and family investments is probably not new to you. You protect your home with homeowner’s insurance. You use health insurance to manage expenses associated with your health. With your income can be protected by disability or income insurance. Your family is protected by life insurance. Sometimes you protect your wealth with additional life insurance.

What are your reasons for building up these investments? For most people, building wealth means being able to enjoy your retirement and perhaps passing some of it along to your family.

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Long Term Care Planning

If you want to get your Long Term Care Planning right for you and your spouse, you must speak to Corey. His Phase I made sure I understood a fairly complex set of options – no pressure. Phase II only proceeds if you want to. It was only because of his knowledge of the individual preferences of the carriers that he was able to provide the best plan for us. To cap it, he guided us through the many funding options until we had exactly what we needed. I am so glad he is on my side.

from Austin Jackson - Vistage Chair

Long Term Care Planning - Protecting Your Future

Protecting Your Family's Future

What protection do you have in place to ensure those assets can provide the way you’ve wanted and intended? Long term care planning protects your IRAs, 40lks is an investment so they can provide as you’ve intended in the event that you need long term care assistance. It ensures your investments can survive the cost of long term care.

You probably want to know the answer to questions like “What if I don't take the step to protect my 401k's IRAs and investments with long term care?” We advise people if the issue of long term care does not present itself to you and your family, your investments are probably going to be fine and left intact.

However, if the long term care issue and its associated challenges does happen to you and you haven't taken this step in planning, it is very likely your 401ks, your IRAs and investments will end up paying for the long term care expenses for however long you or a loved one needs long term care.

LTC

Long Term Care Planning Education

The Long Term Care Planning Group helps people understand what long term care is and, perhaps more importantly, what it isn't.

We optimize plans individually based on the client's health, funding and planning needs. Every plan can be catered specifically to that person.

Another part of the process of long term care planning is considering the impact on your family if you’re relying on a son or daughter to become your caregiver. Without long term care planning, there are several unintended, but serious relationship strains that can happen.

In many families, it’s assumed that caregiving for an older adult will be provided by a younger family member. While the experience of caregiving can be rewarding for some, the physical, financial, emotional, and psychological strain of caregiving can have wide-reaching impact on the family and friends of caregivers. Here are just a few important metrics to consider:

52% of family caregivers did feel qualified to provide physical care

70% of family caregivers missed some time from work

56% of caregivers have children under the age of 18

Long Term Care Planning - Family Relationships
One of the greatest rewards of long term care planning is knowing your family relationships will be preserved. Your son or daughter who is working and raising a family will respect and appreciate your long term care planning so they can focus on loving you and spending quality time with you.
Long Term Care Planning Process

Our Long Term Care Planning Process

Here’s our step-by-step process for your long term care planning.

  1. What is Long Term Care?
  2. Your experience with Long Term Care
  3. Continuum of Long Term Care services and housing
  4. History of Long Term Care
  5. How to access the benefits of Long Term Care
  6. Federal Government’s position on Long Term Care
  7. Where Long Term Care fits in with your overall financial plan
  8. Long Term Care Planning spectrum of options
  9. Long Term Care Carrier Market Space
  10. Basic Long Term Care Planning Metrics
  11. Cost of Long Term Care in your area(s)
  12. Role that health, medications and medical history plays
  13. Long Term Care funding options
    1. Traditional Health Long Term Care
    2. Asset Based Long Term Care
  14. Issues associated with Long Term Care Premium Pricing
  15. Role of Long Term Care Partnership
Long Term Care Planning Discovery Process

Discovery

  1. 10 year medical profile, surgical history and medications
  2. Funding sources

Exploration Process

  1. Review of your health and medical history with the appropriate LTC carriers
  2. Discussion via email of applicable carriers and preliminary premium pricing

Application Secured

  1. Complete application for chosen carrier
  2. Discussion of submitted plan design
  3. Collect 2-3 months premium for chosen carrier

Underwriting and Expectation Setting

  1. Discussion and review of underwriting classifications
  2. Underwriting can take 4-6 weeks and typically includes the following requirements:
    1. Thorough review of your application by carrier
    2. Prescription Drug Report
    3. Securing of your medical records (APS)
    4. Phone Health Interview (PHI)
  3. Additional underwriting requirements may include:
    1. Phone Cognitive Interview
    2. Face to Face Interview
    3. Paramedical Exam
Long Term Care Planning Carriers

Underwriting Decision by Carrier

Policy Delivery

  1. Review of underwritten policy long term care planning metrics
  2. Any alterations of policy discussed and implemented

Continued Client Contact and Support

Give us a call to confidentially discuss your long term care planning needs options, (678) 814-5088. This is a complimentary, no-obligation conversation.