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Quick Guide: Pacific Life Premier Hybrid LTC

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Pacific Life offers hybrid long term care insurance products under the Premier Care umbrella names. These are federally tax-qualified LTC policies that provide coverage for long term care expenses or pay a death benefit to beneficiaries (if LTC is not needed). Premier Care LTC products support return of benefits if the policyholder quits or becomes …

Long Term Care vs Long Term Disability Insurance

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Missed time at work due to injury or illness, coupled with the cost of care itself, causes at least two-thirds of all bankruptcy filings in the United States. Worse still is the fact that millions of American households have not taken measures to protect against this risk. It is important to learn what long term …

Best Hybrid Long Term Care Insurance Plans for 2021

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Americans approaching the age of retirement have increased options for long term care coverage. If you were to need Long Term Care, your Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance policy will pay for care in four sets: Home Health Care Assisted Living Nursing Homes Adult Day Care As traditional LTC insurance becomes more costly, experience premium increases …

Tax Advantages of Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance

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This primer assumes you have a basic understanding of how Hybrid Long-Term Care insurance plans work.  If you’re just starting out and want something more basic, start here. If you’re looking to better understand the tax implications of these policies, read on! Summary: IRS treats Hybrid policies favorably vs. self-funded investments. These policies are MECs, …

Cash Indemnity Long-Term Care Insurance Policies

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Years ago, hybrid long-term care policies had not been invented. Traditional standalone LTC policies offered a rich benefit called “cash indemnity” benefits. This meant that when it came time to make a claim, your requirement for documentation of actual expenses was virtually non-existent. Over time, insurance companies became less and less interested in marketing traditional …

The Two Main Benefits To a Hybrid Plan

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By now you may have heard of a new alternative to your traditional long-term care insurance plan known as a Hybrid policy. A Hybrid policy offers two main benefits to you. Long-term care benefits: In the case that you actually do require long-term care, you may utilize your policy’s death benefit to help cover both medical …

Lincoln MoneyGuard III Hybrid Long Term Care Insurance

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Lincoln Financial launched the next generation of their Hybrid Long Term Care Insurance product called Lincoln MoneyGuard III, launched in late 2019 and updated with new rates in June 2020. Lincoln MoneyGuard III Hybrid Long Term Care Insurance product will pay a monthly benefit for home health care, assisted living facility, adult day care, or …

How do I Choose the Right Plan?

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Choosing the best type of long term insurance plan for you can be a tall task. It is recommended you conduct thorough research and obtain quotes for several different types of policies. Familiarize yourself with the costs, benefits, and disadvantages of each. In order to make the most informed decision, you’ll want to see real-life …

Hybrid Policies Gaining Popularity

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Long-term-care insurance has become increasingly popular as more and more individuals wish to plan for their extended lives. Another type of insurance that is growing in popularity seems to be Hybrid policies as they are also being used as an estate-planning-tool. In fact, recent studies found that Americans today are most interested in hybrid policies. …

What Happens If I Never Actually Need Care?

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Hybrid Long Term Care Insurance policies offer the best of both worlds as they combine traditional Long Term Care Insurance with Whole Life insurance. In the case that you require care, the policy works just as a traditional plan would, paying for your choice of either home or facility care. The difference comes into play in instances …