Long Term Care Insurance Association Calls For Candidates To Address Pending Tsunami Of Care Needs

With support from MedAmerica Insurance Company, Americans are being made more aware of the importance of planning for the consequences of living longer lives.

“November marks Long Term Care Awareness Month, an ideal time for policy-makers and consumers to focus on the topic,” declares Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI).   ”What’s our nation’s plan for the day when one in four Americans will be over age 60?”  While the need for long term care services is not limited to the elderly, those ages 65 and older are 10 times more likely to need care according to AALTCI.

The Association distributed a national press release today encouraging policy makers and individuals to focus on the issue.   “We are calling on each Presidential candidate to recognize the importance of this issue; one that will impact millions of Americans and their families,” Slome adds.

“People mistakenly believe that long-term care is covered by health insurance or Medicare,” shares Bill Naylon, President of MedAmerica Insurance Company, a leading long-term care insurance carrier.  “Creating awareness is the first step in assuring that people have a long term care plan in place. Elected officials and those running for office can play an important role in starting the discussion to heighten awareness and drive solutions.”

“This morning national press release distribution was made possible through the support of MedAmerica and we are grateful for their leadership,” Slome noted.  The news story has already appeared on over 200 media outlets nationwide.

The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance is a national advocacy group.   Established in 2001 and recognized by Congress, Long Term Care Awareness Month was established by AALTCI to encourage long term care insurance planning.


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