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More Younger People Buying Group LTC Insurance
Sales of group long-term care insurance policies jumped in 2007, while the average age of buyers dropped.
More than 62 percent of group LTC insurance buyers are now under age 55, the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance’s 2008 sourcebook reveals. Nearly 10,000 employers groups now offer some form of employer-sponsored long-term care insurance.
The research also examines group LTC insurance claims and finds that four of the nation’s largest group long-term care insurers paid a cumulative $172.1 million in claims during 2007, a 16.9 percent increase over their benefit payments the prior year.
Interestingly, nearly 12 percent of those receiving first-time benefit payments from their group long-term care insurance were under the age 60, the report shows. Payments for home care accounted for nearly 40 percent of claims, while payments for nursing home care equaled 44.5 percent.
Reproduced with permission of CD Publications’ “Selling to Seniors.”
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