posted by AHIP
on September 12, 2018
Allowing employers to offer long-term care insurance under a cafeteria plan makes coverage more affordable, saves Medicaid and Medicare dollars, and educates Americans on the importance of long-term care coverage to their financial stability and peace of mind.
Allowing more tax-deductible dollars to go toward long-term care coverage can improve
Americans’ security and financial stability.
Allowing Americans to use a portion of their retirement savings to pay for long-term care insurance premiums provides them with greater affordability, choice, financial security and peace of mind.
A national campaign about the benefits of long-term care coverage can help Americans plan appropriately for their financial security as they age – protecting them and state budgets.
Congress can take action now to improve long-term care coverage, helping seniors stay healthier, happier, and more financially secure.
Americans do not save enough for their future long-term care expenses. For individuals turning age 65 in 2015-2019, the Department of Health and Human Services projects that lifetime expenditures for long-term services and supports will average $138,100 and out of-pocket expenditures will average $72,200 (51.8 percent of total average expenditures).