Long Term Care Insurance Buying Tips

You must purchase a long term care insurance plan before you need to use it because once you get sick or get an injury you will be uninsurable and will get declined. Plan ahead and buy early because the younger and healthier your are the lower your premiums will be. Shop around when buying long term care insurance and be sure to get quotes from at least 3 different carriers.  There are a bunch of companies out there and make sure you get quotes from Genworth Financial (formerly GE Capital), John Hancock, MetLife, Allianz Life, Prudential Financial, and Mass Mutual.  These are the absolute best LTC insurance companies on the market.  There are a few other good LTCI companies out there but make sure you compare them to the ones mentioned above. Check the LTC insurance company’s financial ratings and credit stability through third party companies like A.M. Best or Standard & Poor’s. Your State’s Insurance Commissioner also has records of compliant report ratios for long-term care insurance companies. Be sure to read your long term care insurance policy and look carefully at the exclusions in it before you buy.  Work with an agent who represents several LTC insurance companies […]

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