Asset-Based Protection/LTC

Basics of Estate Planning: Asset Protection – Part 1

28th Jul, 2017

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Basics of Estate Planning: Asset Protection – Part 1

From: www.aaepa.com

This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. This week, we’ll take a first look at asset protection. Next week, we’ll delve deeper into asset protection.

Much depends upon whose assets you are looking to protect. If the assets are those that are coming to you, the debtor, then typically, those can be protected completely. We’ll…

Kitces: When and how to deduct long-term care insurance

28th Jul, 2017

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Kitces: When and how to deduct long-term care insurance

From: www.financial-planning.com

With the 1996 introduction of tax-qualified long-term care insurance under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and IRC Section 7702B, Congress affirmed that long-term care insurance benefits should be tax-free. Tax benefits for purchased long-term care insurance coverage followed.

However, the evolving landscape of both individual tax deductions and long-term care insurance tax preferences have created myriad options for filers, all…

Five Reasons to Consider High-Yield Bonds

13th Jun, 2017

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Five Reasons to Consider High-Yield Bonds

From: lordabbett.com

High-yield corporate bonds still present a compelling opportunity, despite tighter credit spreads.

High-yield bonds have performed very well over the past year, with the Bank of America Merrill Lynch High Yield Master II Constrained Index returning 12.65% for the 12-month period ended June 9, 2017. Although positive performance has come with tighter credit spreads, here are five reasons why we believe investors should continue to…

When You’re The ‘One’

12th Jan, 2017

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When You’re The ‘One’

Article by REAP, LLC.

The one incident that could change your entire future

Whenever you read or talk about important topics like long-term care, health costs or retirement, you have to wade through facts, statistics and other numbers. The average cost of medical care today, the likelihood that you’ll be diagnosed with certain types of diseases, how much money you’ll need to amass in retirement to live and pay for…

The Impact of Caregiving on Adult Children Who Care for Their Parents

26th May, 2015

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The Impact of Caregiving on Adult Children Who Care for Their Parents

From: aaepa.com

As life expectancy continues to rise and medical costs increase, many adult children who take on the responsibility of caring for their aging parents are finding themselves faced with quite a dilemma. Because many simply don’t have the financial means for professional care, they’re faced with administering a considerable portion, if not all, of the care themselves.

As I…

LTC Costs: 10 Most Expensive States for Nursing Homes

22nd Apr, 2015

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LTC Costs: 10 Most Expensive States for Nursing Homes

From: financial-planning.com

If not adequately planned for, a long-term care event can blow up a client’s portfolio. But just how expensive is long-term care and what costs should you help clients anticipate?

The answers vary widely across the country, within each state and by the type of care needed, though the costs of all types of long-term care are rising steadily nationwide. In particular,…

Why it’s time to embrace asset-based long-term care products

17th Apr, 2015

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Why it’s time to embrace asset-based long-term care products

From: lifehealthpro.com

Nearly all of the recent news about funding options for long-term care tells a story of an industry on its heels. This is particularly true for traditional long-term care insurance (LTCI) products that are, essentially, health insurance policies that can be used to pay for costly end-of-life care in nursing homes or one’s own home.

The vast majority of major insurance carriers…

An Insurance Policy Made to Order for the Sandwich Generation

17th Apr, 2015

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An Insurance Policy Made to Order for the Sandwich Generation

From: dailyfinance.com

Imagine this scenario: You’ll while away your golden years in excellent health and fair financial shape before dropping dead from a heart attack at 93. You’ll never need to spend any money on nurses and long-term care.

As far as plans for one’s eventual demise go, it’s a fairly upbeat one. And more and more baby boomers are realizing that’s probably…

Baby Boomer Trend: Asset-based Long-term Care Insurance

17th Apr, 2015

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Baby Boomer Trend: Asset-based Long-term Care Insurance

From: www.thestreet.com

Life insurance policies that provide long-term care benefits are growing in popularity and attracting younger baby boomers anxious to protect their portfolios.

Sales of the policies, when measured by premiums paid, grew 20 percent last year over 2010, and the number of lives covered increased 13.5 percent, according to research by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.

The association’s annual study also showed that…