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As insurers endeavor to make long-term care policies more affordable, some are developing new products that combine long-term care insurance with life insurance. These life insurance hybrids require an investment in a lump sum or payment of premiums for ten years, after which the insured receives either long-term care payouts or their heirs receive a death benefit. For instance, a 60-year-old would invest $50,000 and, in turn, could receive payouts of up to $216,000 (up to $3,000 per month for six or more years) for long-term care in a nursing home or assisted living facility or at home. If he or she were to die before long-term care is needed, his or her heirs would receive a $72,000 benefit.
NOTE: In the insurance hybrid mentioned above, funds used for long-term care reduce the death benefit to heirs.Read More
Whether or not you agree with the data-gathering practices of the government and private and publicly held companies, there is no doubting the fact that various entities want to know as much about us as possible. Insurance companies, of course, feed on data that helps them assess risk. For example, the more auto insurers know about drivers’ specific behaviors, the better they are able to properly price premiums. Even now, some auto insurance companies are collecting data about driving habits by analyzing the data collected by sensors in policyholders’ vehicles. These sensors are able to record information about what routes are driven, the number of miles driven, the time of day, speed, and braking patterns. Call it “custom risk assessment.”
NOTE: By comparing the driving data of one person with statistical information of similar drivers on similar routes and similar times, insurance companies may be able to tell if a chosen driver is an above- or below-average risk, and charge accordingly.Read More
When purchasing homeowners insurance, it is important to concentrate on the physical dwelling. More than your possessions, living expenses, and liability, your primary focus should be purchasing sufficient coverage to replace your home in the event of a named peril. When calculating the coverage amount, do not base it on your home’s appraised value, which includes land costs. Instead, use the current per-square-foot replacement costs in your area, which can be provided by the local homebuilders association. In light of recent catastrophic events, which may lead to inflated labor and material costs, consider extended or guaranteed replacement policies if you live in a disaster-prone area. It is also important to know what perils are included in your policy.
NOTE: Standard homeowners policies exclude damage resulting from earthquakes and landslides as well as flooding.Read More