New sets of LTCI data reveal continued resistance to perceived expense

As another LTC Awareness Month is in the books, recent statistics show Americans remain most spooked by the expense of obtaining coverage.

Individual disability income companies see jump in combined new sales after market shakeup

14 IDI market leaders record a combined 2017 premium growth rate of 9% through June 30 compared to 1.3% growth rate in 2016.

Combo products giving life back to long-term care market

While traditional LTCI sales decline, the need for long-term care services will increase as more people enter retirement. Combination products — life and annuity products with a long-term care rider – may be the answer for many.

Medicare Advantage networks include less than half of physicians in a county, on average

New Kaiser Family Foundation study documents trade-off between private Medicare plans and traditional Medicare; shows more than 1 in 3 Medicare Advantage enrollees were in a plan with a narrow network while about 1 in 5 were in broad-network plans.

What’s different about the impending 2018 Open Enrollment Period

New rules, a largely condensed enrollment timeframe, slimmer options and what states are doing to promote their exchanges are just a few of the things to consider as the 2018 health insurance Open Enrollment Period begins Wednesday.

Average premiums for employer-sponsored health coverage rise 3% to $18,764 in 2017

Workers covered by smaller firms pay more toward family premiums and in cost sharing than those in larger ones, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Education Trust 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey.

Median cost of LTC services jumps 4.5% this year, rising at about three times...

Genworth's just-released 2017 Annual Cost of Care Survey finds costs continue to rise across all care settings while two-thirds of Americans mistakenly assume government will partially or fully pay for long term care services.

States, cities with highest, lowest uninsured rates for health coverage ranked

Massachusetts has highest percentage of insured residents while Texas has the lowest, a new in-depth analysis finds.

CBO: $321 billion reduction in deficit, 22 million more uninsured over next decade with...

Monday was an eventful day for the Senate health care bill, with the CBO analysis coming out and Republicans tweaking it to encourage Americans to maintain continuous health care coverage.

Company looks to make buying LTCI coverage common by selling through worksite

Most Americans aren't buying long-term care insurance, "but they will, where they work," says expert James Dettman, who recently joined ACSIA Partners. The LTCI-focused agency wants to make the often overlooked coverage as common as health insurance by selling it through the worksite.