Monthly Archives: June 2011

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LTCI: Finding A Good Fit

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First things first: in order to feel comfortable enough with long-term care insurance to take the plunge and buy a policy, you need to know how it works. The basics of long-term care insurance policy design are fairly straight forward. … Continue reading

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Health Updates 30 June 2011

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Feds examining a mathematical glitch in the health law: “Older adults of the same age and income with similar medical histories would pay sharply different amounts for private health insurance…As the health care law is now written, those who take … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Making Sure: LTCI

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If you are thinking about long-term care insurance – and you should be – here are some things to keep in mind: You must qualify for long-term care insurance.  And this, of course, means health-qualify.  Not everyone who wants the … Continue reading

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Health Updates 29 June 2011

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Senators Lieberman and Coburn propose raising Medicare age and premiums: “The plan the two men outlined includes a gradual increase over the next five years in the monthly premium that seniors pay for doctor and other non-hospital services.  Aides said … Continue reading

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Need Some TLC? Oops! I Mean L-T-C!

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Okay, we’ve got ourselves another touchy subject: who will take care of us when we can’t quite manage on our own?  We may be okay at home but no longer able to do all the regular chores: shopping, putting healthy meals … Continue reading

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Health Updates 28 June 2011

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Study finds mammograms reduce cancer deaths: “The longest study yet to examine women who undergo mammography shows that it reduces deaths from breast cancer by at least 30%, a finding that many doctors say may help ease the recent controversy … Continue reading

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Oh, You Gotta Have Friends!

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This is most certainly a culture awash in mixed messages.  On one hand, we are told we need to check with our doctor every time we decide to lose a pound or two or go for a walk, while on … Continue reading