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Building Blocks of Special Needs Financial Planning

October 16, 2017

Long-term special needs financial planning can be challenging, especially with the complex legal and governmental issues surrounding disability. The wrong decision might create a tax burden or render a child with special needs ineligible for...

How to pay for long-term care? Several funding options exist

October 9, 2017

Roughly half of Americans turning 65 today will require long-term care. As life expectancy continues to rise and the cost of care creeps up, there's a growing need for financial advisers to be knowledgeable about long-term-care funding mechanisms...

Manulife cites 'challenging' businesses amid spinoff talk

August 10, 2017

Manulife Financial Corp., Canada's largest life insurer, acknowledged that it has poorly performing books of business amid speculation that the company is seeking to exit its John Hancock operation in the U.S. "We have some challenging blocks...

Retirement Income Summit 2013 Mary Beth Franklin: Home schooling long-term care

May 13, 2013

Dr. Carolyn McClanahan, both a medical doctor and CFP, admits she is a minimalist when it comes to seeking medical care. And when it comes to long-term care, she has a unique vision of how and where she would like to receive assistance as she...

The road to retirement just got rockier

April 3, 2016

Insurance companies finally are accepting that interest rates are not likely to increase substantially in the foreseeable future and are pushing up the costs of some key forms of insurance — long-term care coverage in particular — which...

Advisers short-sighted about long-term care

May 1, 2012

Apparently, the best way to get a client thinking about long-term care is to turn the attention on family members. Few clients — particularly male ones — think seriously about the possibility that they could require care in a nursing home...

Consumer-driven care falls flat

January 29, 2007

WASHINGTON — Americans with consumer-driven health plans are less satisfied with their health care than those with more-comprehensive coverage, according to a study released last month by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and The Commonwealth...

John Hancock ceases sales of traditional long-term-care insurance policies

November 10, 2016

John Hancock Life Insurance Co. announced Thursday that it will discontinue the sale of individual long-term-care insurance policies starting next year, in yet the most recent blow to an industry that's struggled to overcome the barriers of...

Long-term-care insurance market sees rapid decline

July 21, 2016

The traditional long-term-care insurance industry is in a difficult spot. Sales have dropped precipitously over the past several years, due to factors outside insurance companies' control — such as persistently low interest rates and demographic...

Prudential to bail on sales of individual long-term care

March 7, 2012

Prudential Financial Inc., the second-biggest U.S. life insurer, said it will halt the sale of individual long-term care policies, joining rivals in retreating from the industry. The company will continue to offer group long-term care insurance,...

Genworth to pay $219M to settle securities lawsuit related to long-term-care insurance

March 14, 2016

Genworth Financial Inc. has settled a class-action lawsuit alleging misrepresentations over its long-term-care insurance business for $219 million. Genworth, the largest long-term-care insurance carrier, announced after the market close on Friday...

Genworth doubles down on LTC business in challenging market

February 5, 2016

Genworth Financial Inc. is doubling down on its long-term care business unit amid a challenging market environment that's seen LTC sales dip markedly over the past several years and insurers suffer due to low interest rates. Genworth on Thursday...

Genworth debuts new annuity for long-term-care coverage

February 22, 2016

Genworth Financial, the largest provider of traditional long-term-care insurance in the U.S., on Monday debuted an annuity product that marks a new way the firm can deliver LTC coverage to consumers. The launch follows Genworth's announcement...

Cognitive impairment, lower income drive higher LTC insurance lapses: Study

October 7, 2015

Cognitively impaired individuals are more likely to allow a long-term-care insurance policy to lapse even though they're more likely to need long-term care in the future, according to a new study conducted by the Center of Retirement Research...

The latest data on life insurance companies and long-term-care providers

September 20, 2015

Life insurance companies, ranked by direct premiums Company 2014 direct premiums ($M) Market share Metropolitan $11,261.1 7.66% Northwestern Mutual $9,516.4 6.48% New York Life $8,185.6 5.57% Prudential of America $7,731.1 5.26% Lincoln National...

Elder care needs will transform advice industry

May 11, 2015

If you're like most financial advisers, you are focused on how to capture a piece of the lucrative IRA rollover market as baby boomers transition into retirement. But fast forward 10 or 20 years and those same clients may be less interested...

Advisers fall short on implementation of long-term-care insurance

May 5, 2015

Assessing long-term-care insurance needs is part of the retirement planning process, but advisers tend to fall short once the need for care actually arrives. Older clients are in a crunch at the moment as public spending and eligibility for...

What advisers need to know about popular long-term-care products

October 26, 2015

Traditional long-term-care insurance and combination life insurance-LTC policies are the primary products through which advisers look to secure LTC benefits for clients. But there are subtle differences between them that advisers should be aware...

Genworth Financial struggling under the weight of long-term care costs

March 3, 2015

Here's an uncomfortable question: who's going to pay for mom or dad's nursing home bill — or yours, for that matter? The answer, for about 1.2 million Americans, is Tom McInerney. Mr. McInerney, 58, is the chief executive officer of Genworth...

2 health savings account changes clients can make to unlock their full potential

April 6, 2015

Few topics elicit a greater response from financial advisers than health savings accounts. This interest is warranted as rising health care premiums and the consumer-directed trend in health insurance have fueled meaningful growth in HSA popularity....

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