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July 03, 2007

Long Term Care Health Insurance - A Closer Look

Kids today face an ever growing number of temptations ranging from drinking and smoking, drugs, gambling and pre-martial sex. Unfortunately, due to their youth and inexperience they fail to realize that what they do in their youth can have a great effect on their quality of life as they grow older.

On the other hand, as people grow older and approach retirement age they begin to realize that the carelessness of their youth did have a profound effect on the quality of their life but now they are ready to do whatever it takes to remove as much risk as they can. As a result, an ever increasing trend has been the purchasing of long term care health insurance as one way of reducing the financial risk a prolonged illness poses.

Long term health insurance is one the best ways to reduce whatever fears you may have in terms of how you'll be able to take care of your health after (and in some cases at a much younger age if you are the victim of an untimely accident) retirement as well as ensure your family (your spouse, children and even your grandchildren) that they won't get saddled with the potentially huge amount of debt that can result from the high-cost of medical care. Long term care health insurance is one of the best ways to guarantee that not only will you receive higher quality care but that you won't lose a lifetime worth of savings in the process.

Because health care costs continue to rise at dramatic rates nearly every year, it's becoming increasing advisable to begin coverage much earlier in life. Traditionally, individuals wouldn't even consider long term care until nearing retirement or even until after retirement but you may want to reconsider your thinking if that's been your plan. A few big reasons you may want to consider looking into long term care health insurance as early as your mid 50's are premiums and approval. Policies taken out when someone is in their early 50's (this is still seen as a favorable age group ) is much less expensive then one initiated in their early to mid 60's and the older you get the higher the premiums.

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Posted by healthinsurance at July 3, 2007 12:22 AM