what is long term care insurance

Long-term insurance care insurance coverage can help pay for home health care, nursing home costs, adult day care and other qualifying services. Benefits are paid tax-free after qualifying conditions are met.1 If you never need long-term care, your beneficiaries will receive your death benefit, tax-free.

What does long term care insurance cover?

Long term care insurance can help pay for:

  • Home health care
  • Nursing home costs
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Adult daycare
  • Home modifications (such as outdoor ramps or grab bars for bathrooms)
  • Care coordination

Do I need long term care insurance?

An estimated 70% of people over 65 need long-term care at some point in their lives.2 And contrary to what many people believe, health insurance won’t cover the cost of long-term care. Neither will Medicaid if you have more than $2,000 in assets.3 Medicare will cover some long-term care costs, but only up to 100 days. And only following a three-consecutive-day stay in a hospital, while undergoing treatment.

If you’re interested in long-term care, you may want to consider life insurance policies that let you purchase a long-term care rider at an additional cost.

How much does long term care insurance cost?

Talk to a Nationwide agent about long term care insurance costs and whether it makes sense for you to get long-term care coverage with your life insurance policy.

[1] You must meet certain qualifying conditions and a waiting period before benefits will be paid.

[2] Medicare & You 2014, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, September 2013.

[3] Countable assets according to Medicaid regulations; varies by state.

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