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Long-Term Care Insurance Facts - Data - Statistics - 2021 Reports

The information and data provided below from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance is based on data researched or gathered by the organization. Information may be used with proper citation (Data from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, www.aaltci.org) unless as indicated otherwise. THANK YOU..

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Long-Term Care Insurance Policy Costs - 2021 - PURCHASE AGE 55

Based on 2021 American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance annual Price Index survey of leading LTC insurer(s) selected by consumers. Initial policy benefit equals $165,000.

Annual Premium - Purchase Age 55
Single Male, Age 55 (Select Health) $165,000 level benefits  $ 950
Single Male, Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 1% yearly  $ 1,375
Single Male, Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 2% yearly  $ 1,750
Single Male, Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 3% yearly  $ 2,220
Single Male, Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 5% yearly  $ 3,685

Single Female, Age 55 (Select Health) $165,000 level benefits  $ 1,500
Single Female, Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 1% yearly  $ 2,150
Single Female, Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 2% yearly  $ 2,815
Single Female, Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 3% yearly  $ 3,700
Single Female, Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 5% yearly  $ 6,400

Couple Both Age 55 (Select Health) $165,000 level benefits  $ 2,080 combined
Couple Both Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 1% yearly  $ 3,000 combined
Couple Both Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 2% yearly  $ 3,870 combined
Couple Both Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 3% yearly  $ 5,025 combined
Couple Both Age 55 (Select Health) benefits grow at 5% yearly  $ 8,575 combined

PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOWEST & HIGHEST PRICES - with the 3% Option
Male (71%) ------- Female (60%) ------- Couple (52%)


Rates above are for an initial pool of benefits equal to $165,000 (each at age 55). Value of benefits when policyholder reaches age 85 equals $222,400 each (@1%), $298,900 (@2%) or $400,500 each (@ 3%). Prices for State of IL. Prices can vary by State. Calculated: January 2021

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Long-Term Care Insurance Policy Costs - 2021 - PURCHASE AGE 65

Based on 2021 American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance annual Price Index survey of leading LTC insurer(s) selected by consumers. Initial policy benefit equals $165,000.

Annual Premium - Purchase Age 65
Single Male, Age 65 (Select Health) $165,000 level benefits  $  1,700
Single Male, Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 1% yearly  $  2,165
Single Male, Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 2% yearly  $  2,600
Single Male, Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 3% yearly  $  3,135
Single Male, Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 5% yearly  $  4,200

Single Female, Age 65 (Select Health) $165,000 level benefits  $  2,700
Single Female, Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 1% yearly  $  3,400
Single Female, Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 2% yearly  $  4,230
Single Female, Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 3% yearly  $  5,265
Single Female, Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 5% yearly  $  7,225

Couple Both Age 65 (Select Health) $165,000 level benefits  $  3,750 combined
Couple Both Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 1% yearly  $  4,735 combined
Couple Both Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 2% yearly  $  5,815 combined
Couple Both Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 3% yearly  $  7,150 combined
Couple Both Age 65 (Select Health) benefits grow at 5% yearly  $  9,675 combined

PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOWEST & HIGHEST PRICES - with the 3% Option
Male (77%) ------- Female (84%) ------- Couple (46%)


Rates above are for an initial pool of benefits equal to $165,000 (for EACH)(each at age 65). Value of benefits when EACH policyholder reaches age 85 equals $201,300 each (@1%), $245,200 (@2%) or $296,000 each (@ 3%). Prices for State of IL. Prices can vary by State. Calculated: January 2021

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Compare Traditional Long-Term Care Insurance to Linked Benefit
- NO Inflation Growth -

IMPORTANT: Linked-benefit products today vary significantly and it is virtually impossible to provide an "apples-to-apples" comparison. The examples below are as close as we can come; designed to give consumers a good starting point. It is important to work with a knowledgeable long-term care insurance who can educate you and compare the various options.

Traditional Long-Term Care Insurance Policy - NO INFLATION GROWTH - YEARLY PREMIUMS
Single Male, Age 55 - Pool of LTC Benefits = $165,000  $  950
Single Female, Age 55 - Pool of LTC Benefits = $165,000  $  1,500
Linked-Benefit (Life Insurance + LTC) Policy - Company A - YEARLY PREMIUM PAYMENTS
Single Male, Age 55 - Pool of LTC Benefits = $180,000 / Min. death benefit = $120,000  $  4,625
Single Female, Age 55 - Pool of LTC Benefits = $180,000 / Min. death benefit = $120,000  $  4,600
Linked-Benefit (Life Insurance + LTC) Policy - Company B - ONE SINGLE PREMIUM PAYMENTS
Single Male, Age 55 - Pool of LTC Benefits = $180,000 / Min. death benefit = $130,000  $  75,900
Single Female, Age 55 - Pool of LTC Benefits = $180,000 / Min. death benefit = $130,000  $  77,000
Linked-Benefit (Life Insurance + LTC) Policy - Company C - YEARLY PREMIUM PAYMENTS
Single Male, Age 55 - Pool of LTC Benefits = $167,000 / Min. death benefit = $167,000  $  5,010
Single Female, Age 55 - Pool of LTC Benefits = $167,000 / Min. death benefit = $167,000  $  4,550

Rates above include NO INFLATION GROWTH OPTION so benefit pool WILL NOT INCREASE. Prices for State of AZ. Prices can vary by State. Calculated: January 2021

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Compare Traditional Long-Term Care Insurance to Linked Benefit
- WITH 3% Annual Inflation Growth -

IMPORTANT: Linked-benefit products today vary significantly and it is virtually impossible to provide an "apples-to-apples" comparison. The examples below are as close as we can come; designed to give consumers a good starting point. It is important to work with a knowledgeable long-term care insurance who can educate you and compare the various options.

Traditional Long-Term Care Insurance Policy - With 3% Annual Growth - YEARLY PREMIUMS
Single Male, 55 - LTC Benefits @ Age 90 = $464,300 / no death benefit  $  950
Single Female, 55 - LTC Benefits @ Age 90 = $464,300 / no death benefit  $  1,500
Linked-Benefit (Life Insurance + LTC) Policy - Company A - YEARLY PREMIUM PAYMENTS
Single Male, 55 - LTC Benefits @ Age 90 = $521,850 / $226,000 growing death benefit  $  6,300
Single Female, 55 - LTC Benefits @ Age 90 = $521,850 / $242,500 growing death benefit  $  6,750
Linked-Benefit (Life Insurance + LTC) Policy - Company C - YEARLY PREMIUM PAYMENTS
Single Male, 55 - LTC Benefits @ Age 90 = $455,300 / Min. death benefit = $167,0000  $  6,710
Single Female, 55 - LTC Benefits @ Age 90 = $455,300 / Min. death benefit = $167,000  $  7,210
Policies include a 3% annual inflation growth option so benefits increase each year the policy is in place.. Prices for State of AZ. Prices can vary by State. Calculated: January 2021

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Cost of Waiting To Apply For Long-Term Care Insurance Policies

A comparison of equal coverage. If you wait (say from age 55 to 65) same initial coverage costs 49.9% more. NOT ONLY WILL YOU PAY MORE but you forfeit the increase in potential available benefits (thanks to having an annual growth factor. Plus YOU RISK BEING DECLINED for health reasons or paying more. Finally, YOU MAY LOSE THE COUPLE'S DISCOUNT due to spouse's death, divorce or denial of coverage.

cost of waiting to apply for long term care insurance

When citing data, please credit: "American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, 2021, www.aaltci.org"

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Persistency Long-Term Care Insurance Policies, 2015-2019

Each year, over 95 percent of individuals with traditional policies keep them in force. Five (5) percent drop coverage every year BUT this includes those who DIE. Even when facing rate increases, policyholders do NOT drop their coverage. Most accept other options offered by the insurance company. (January 2021)

long term care insurance persistency 2015-2019

When citing data, please credit: "American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, 2021, www.aaltci.org"

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