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Seniors ill-prepared for long-term care needs: survey – Only 10% plan to use long-term care insurance

According to a Leger marketing survey in the latest issue of Investment Executive:

56% of Canadians are unaware of the costs of long-term care in their province,
And most are unprepared for the prospect of incurring such costs.
Two-thirds of those surveyed said they do not have […]

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Long term care – who will pay the bill?

I attended a lunch in February put on by the Institute for Research on Public Policy. The room was jammed, not an empty seat. Wonderful I thought…..maybe something may actually begin to change.

The panel featured three speakers:

David Baker, Sun Life Financial who made the […]

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Watch Karen Henderson talking about long term care on YouTube!

Karen was recently interviewed by Jason Heath, a Fee-Only / Advice-Only Financial Planner & Income Tax Professional at Objective Financial Partners Inc.

Watch on YouTube

CONTACT KAREN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HER SPEAKING/COACHING EXPERTISE.

By |January 30th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Watch Karen Henderson talking about long term care on YouTube!

Long term care needs reform: C. D. Howe Institute

A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute calls for innovative reforms to prepare for the coming surge in demand for long-term care services that will be driven by aging baby boomers.
It poses two questions:

What is the right combination of public and private coverage […]

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CLHIA Report on Long Term Care Policy

In June 2012 CLHIA (Canadian Life and health Insurance Association Inc.) released an extensive policy paper entitled Improving the Accessibility, Quality and Sustainability of Long Term Care in Canada. This paper examines the future cost of long term care in Canada over the next 35 years […]

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Beyond life insurance: disability and critical illness considerations

TERRY CAIN The Globe and Mail

It’s that nagging feeling. I have insurance – but is it enough? Is it the right kind? How do I know?

Most people who earn income and have a family have some form of life insurance – either through an […]

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One fifth of long term care insurance claims result of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and arthritis rank as the top causes of for long term care insurance claims according to research. Insurers paid $6.1 billion in claims according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.
Approximately 200,000 Americans receive benefit payments as a result of […]

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Seven lifestyle behaviors linked to Alzheimer’s

(Source: US News and World Report) – Research released at an international Alzheimer’s conference in Paris found that seven risk factors may contribute to as many as three million cases of Alzheimer’s in the United States. The operative word here is “may”.

The research identified […]

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Where there’s a will, there’s now insurance

By James Daw

Two Kitchener brokers have developed a new insurance policy to protect you if you become an executor or trustee and you fear being sued by dissatisfied heirs. The Waterloo insurer that backs the insurance would pay for a lawyer to defend you […]

By |December 30th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Where there’s a will, there’s now insurance

Top 5 family caregiving myths and misconceptions

As found by a U.S. landmark study, Our Family, Our Future: The Heart of Long Term Care Planning, sponsored by Genworth Financial (Genworth) and released by Age Wave and Harris Interactive.

Financial Contributions: While only 40 percent of caregivers expect they will contribute financially to […]

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LTCI update from the U.S.

The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) posted the results of the2010 LTCI Market Study. More than 400 professionals responded to the survey. The results reflect responses by personal producing agents who have sold at least one LTCI policy in the past 12 months.

The […]

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Winter/Spring 2012 News

 

An announcement from Karen Henderson

As you may know, I have been creating educational tools for aging and long term care planning for advisors and their clients since 2003; I have been an aging and long term care expert since 1996.

At the urging of many […]

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