Faculty Publications

Title

Examining Long-Term Care Insurance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-14-2016

Abstract

The traditional health-based long-term care insurance strategy involves paying an ongoing premium for long-term care insurance until a long-term care event takes place, and then being eligible to receive a defined amount of long-term care benefits for a defined period of time based on the costs of care.

At some point, wealth may be sufficient to self-fund long-term care expenses, but reasonable individuals may still decide to include insurance in their plans as part of an overall risk management strategy.