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  • Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company Slide #1: LTC Insurance: Take Charge of Your Future Welcome to the Informed Consumer Series, sponsored by Northwestern Long-Term Care Insurance Company. Today’s program is entitled: Take Charge of Your Future . Today we will explore what long-term care is. And together we will explore how long-term care insurance can help protect you and your family. 29-5045-02 LTC (0607)

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  • 1. Take Charge of Your Future Robert T. Billingsley, J.D. Financial Representative Long Term Care Insurance 29-5045-01 LTC (0607)
  • 2. Concerns About Financial Security Take Charge of Your Future! What happens if I am unable to earn an income? How will inflation, market volatility and taxes affect my savings? How long will I live? Will I have enough money to retire comfortably? What type of legacy will I be able to leave? What happens if someone in my family experiences an event requiring long-term care? Can I help my kids with their education costs?
  • 3. Today’s Agenda
    • What is Long-Term Care (LTC)?
    • What impacts can LTC have on today’s families?
    • What are my LTC options?
    • What are the benefits of LTC insurance?
    • When is the right time to buy LTC insurance?
    • How do I evaluate LTC insurance providers?
  • 4. What is Long-Term Care?
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Home health care
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Assisted living
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Living in a nursing home
    • Other genetic or hereditary diseases
    Long-term care are those services provided to individuals suffering from any chronic condition.
  • 5. Understanding Long-Term Care Continuum of Care Most Dependent Person Most Independent Person Home Health Care Community Services Alternate Living Facility Nursing Home Generally, long-term care starts at home.
  • 6. Understanding Long-Term Care Source: National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, http://www.longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/Understanding_Long_Term_Care/Basics/Basics.aspx. Paper copies available upon request. Long-term care insurance may not pay for all expenses incurred. This statistic includes services or short durations that would not qualify for benefits from a LTC policy and services for which the LTC policy does not provide benefits. 40% 60% Age 65+ Age 18-64 Adults Receiving Long-Term Care LTC is not just a retirement issue.
  • 7. Why is LTC a Growing Concern?
    • Longer life expectancy
    • Family demographics
    • Cost
    LTC is becoming a more important consideration.
  • 8.
    • Medical advances
    • Improved lifestyles
    Longer Life Expectancy Source: National Center for Health Statistics, “Health, United States, 2006 with Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans”, Hyattsville, MD: 2006, page 176 People aren’t necessarily living independently longer. 80 75 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 Average Life Expectancy 1900 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
  • 9. Changing Family Demographics
    • People having fewer children
    • Dual-income families
    • People having children later
    • Sandwich generation
    • More single parent households
    • Geographical dispersion
    Changes in family dynamics can put pressure on care.
  • 10. Cost of Long-Term Care Current vs. Projected Annual Cost of LTC (2006 to 2036) $73,000 $315,502 $32,292 $139,564 $70,810 $306,037 National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, http://www.longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/Paying_LTC/Costs_Of_Care/Costs_Of_Care.aspx. Paper copies available upon request. Future cost based on 5% annual increase $350,000 $300,000 $250,000 $200,000 $150,000 $100,000 $50,000 $0 Home Health Aide (8hrs/day) Assisted Living Facility Private Room (Nursing Home) Costs are significant today and will increase with inflation.
  • 11. What Are Perceived Options? Most prefer that their families provide support, and not be required to provide care.
    • Family
    • Disability Income (DI) insurance
    • Medicare (or Health Insurance)
    • Medicaid (MediCal in California, MassHealth in Massachusetts)
    • Private pay
    • Long-Term Care insurance
  • 12. Disability Income Insurance Designed to protect your ability to earn income $5,000 $9,500
    • Two types of disability:
      • Affecting income only
      • Affecting income and requiring long-term care
    Regular, on-going (mortgage, car payment, groceries) Disability affecting income and requiring care Expenses increase with a disability affecting income and requiring care. Monthly Expenses
      • Source for graph: The $5,000 regular on-going expenses are representative of someone earning $8,000 per month. The disability affecting income and requiring long-term care includes the $5,000 per month regular on-going expenses plus $4,500 per month for long-term care services. The $4,500 per month is based on 8 hours of home health care services per day for 30 days at a rate of $18.75 per hour.
    $10,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 $0 Disability Insurance Only
  • 13. Medicare (Health Insurance)
    • Pays for skilled care for acute conditions
    • “ Medicare doesn’t cover long-term care”
      • U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services
    Medicare and health insurance are for short-term events. Source: U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, “ Medicare & You 2007”, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD, page 9 Payment Period Limitation for Medicare Days 1-20 - Medicare pays in full Days 21-100 - Medicare pays Balance over $124 (2007) Days over 100 - Medicare pays nothing
  • 14. Medicaid
    • PROS
    • Does pay for long-term care
    • Acts as a safety net
    • CONS
    • Limited choices
    • Lack of control
    Also referred to as Title 19 or welfare. Note: Also called MediCal in California and MassHealth in Massachusetts
  • 15. Private Pay Projection based on annual increase of 5% in long-term care costs provided by a home health aide 8 hours per day for 5 years.
    • Based on an 8% rate of return, that would require:
      • Saving $20,363 each year for 33 years
      • Investing $313,844 today
    Source: National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://www.longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/Paying_LTC/Costs_Of_Care/Costs_Of_Care.aspx, Paper copies available upon request. Future cost based on 5% annual increase. At $1.7 million over 5 years, paying is not realistic for many. $1,743,347 Total Resources Needed $ 383,494 $73,000 2040 $ 365,233 $73,000 2039 $ 347,841 $73,000 2038 $ 331,277 $73,000 2037 $ 315,502 $73,000 2036 Cost (future dollars) Cost (today’s dollars) Year
  • 16. Long-Term Care Insurance
    • LTC insurance will pay for all of the following:
    • Home health care
    • Community care - Adult day care*
    • Alternate living facility care -Assisted living facilities**
    • Nursing homes
    • *Refers to care in various non-institutional settings in the community.
    • **Also known as residential care facility.
    Policies are flexible and offer full continuum of care.
  • 17. Long-Term Care Insurance Policies
    • Qualifying for Benefits
    • Physical need or
    • Cognitive impairment
  • 18. Long-Term Care Insurance Policies
    • Benefit Amounts
    • Core issue in designing a policy:
    • How much does it pay in daily or monthly benefits?
    Defining the benefit amount is a key consideration. Source: National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://www.longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/Paying_LTC/Costs_Of_Care/Costs_Of_Care.aspx, Paper copies available upon request. Future cost based on 5% annual increase. Cost: National Daily Averages Full-time home health aide $200/day Assisted living facility $88/day Private room in nursing home $194/day
    • Additional considerations:
    • Where do you live now?
    • Where will you live in the future?
    • How much would you be willing/able to pay?
  • 19. Long-Term Care Insurance Policies
    • Beginning Date
    • When does the policy start to pay benefits?
      • Called the Beginning Date or Elimination Period
      • Similar to a Deductible Period
    • Other consideration
      • How much would you be willing or able to pay out-of-pocket before the insurance begins to pay?
    Defining when the policy begins to pay is also important.
  • 20. Average Length of Care in Months* Home Care 16 Assisted Living Facilities 38 Nursing Home 25 *Source: 2004 Cost of Care Survey, CareScout. Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Unlimited or lifetime benefits mitigate the most risk.
    • Additional considerations
    • Life Expectancy
    • Medical Advances
    • Benefit Account Value
    • How long does it pay?
      • Limited or Lifetime
  • 21.
    • Inflation Protection
    • Based on an annual 5% increase, the cost of care will more than double every 15 years.  
    • Age Year Annual Costs
    • 50 2006 $73,000
    • 65 2021 $151,762
    • 80 2036 $315,502
    • 95 2051 $655,906
    Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Source: National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://www.longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/Paying_LTC/Costs_Of_Care/Costs_Of_Care.aspx Paper copies available upon request. Future cost based on 5% annual increase Inflation protection riders increase the benefit amounts.
  • 22.
    • Available Discounts
    • Spousal
    • Companion
    • MultiLife
    Available discounts may reduce your premium. Long-Term Care Insurance Policies In Montana, spousal discounts are not available. A caregiver discount is available in Montana only. Please see your licensed financial representative (a licensed insurance agent) for more information.
  • 23. Buying Long-Term Care Insurance $566.10 $1,444.88 $3,940.23 $14,592.26 Premium cost for an individual purchasing $150/day at age 40 (inflation-adjusted at 5% compound for ages 50 ($246/day), 60 ($401/day) and 70 ($653/day)), 91 day beginning date. Lifetime benefit period. Does not include an inflation protection option. Premiums reflect a 15% Spousal Discount. Premiums shown are based on the current premium rate schedule for comparable units of coverage. In Montana, spousal discounts are not available. A caregiver discount is available in Montana only. 40 50 60 70 When to Purchase Insurance Premium Costs by Age $16,000 $14,000 $12,000 $10,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 $0 There is a cost advantage to buying young.
  • 24. Buying Long-Term Care Insurance 83.9% 74.7% 46.5% Percentage of LTC Insurance Applicants Approved 86.7% 30.7% 100.0% 80.0% 60.0% 40.0% 20.0% 0.0% 18-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+ Age Wakely Actuarial Services, American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, LTCi Sales Strategies, Volume 6, Number 4, March 2006 Consider purchasing before health changes occur.
  • 25. Evaluating Insurance Providers
    • Financial strength
    • Claims paying ratings
    • Reputation
    • Rate stability
    It is important to consider more than costs and benefits. The four agencies listed base ratings on the financial strength of the insurance company. These ratings are not recommendations of specific policy provisions, rates or practices of the insurance company. Since its entrance into the long-term care insurance market in 1998, all four agencies have given Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company the best possible insurance financial strength ratings. At the time of this publication, our most current ratings are for the following dates: A.M. Best (May 2006), Fitch Ratings (August 2006), Moody’s (March 2006) and Standard & Poor’s (June 2006) .
  • 26. Recommendations
    • Schedule time to:
    • Evaluate and discuss your options with your family
    • Analyze your needs
    • Review a personalized solution
    • Start moving towards financial security
    Meet with a qualified, licensed Financial Representative.
  • 27. Evaluation Form Please complete and hand in form.
  • 28. Long Term Care Insurance Thank You Take Charge of Your Future
  • 29. Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (long-term care insurance) is a subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Milwaukee, WI (life insurance, annuities and disability income insurance) Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company's long term care insurance policy contains exclusions and limitations. The purpose of this material is for the marketing and solicitation of insurance. Policy Form: RS.LTC.(1101) RS.LTC.ML.(1101) Take Charge of Your Future RS.LTC.ML.(1101) is only available in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.