Remarkably few people consider long-term care insurance until they require it. It is easy to assume that careful retirement planning and saving will be enough to ensure protection in one’s retirement years. However, a steadily rising cost of living in the United States is forcing more and more people to consider the steps they can take today to secure their financial future.
Long-term care insurance covers services that Medicare and Medicaid will not. It is not common knowledge that such services face exclusion from these programs, which leads to many individuals erroneously assuming Medicare and Medicaid will take care of them if they become incapacitated.
Long-term care focuses on the “activities of daily living,” colloquially called ADLs. Among these are bathing, using the toilet, dressing, moving around (such as from a bed to a chair), and general hygiene practices such as brushing one’s teeth. Many individuals with youth and good health on their side fail to consider that they may one day need assistance with a task as straightforward as brushing their teeth or prefer not to think about it. It has always been prudent to prepare for all possible future outcomes. At this moment in time, however, it is truly indispensable.
Consider Long-Term Care Insurance An Essential
Aging adults are not the only people who stand to benefit from long-term care insurance. A person may need assistance with one or more ADLs if they develop a chronic illness or sustain a debilitating injury.
Offering long-term care insurance options to your employees is an assurance that you’re committed to their long-term financial well-being and you understand the unpredictability of life and wish to help them prepare for whatever lies ahead.
Long-Term Care Insurance Is The Mark Of A Top-Tier Employer
Employer-sponsored long-term care insurance plans encourage participation by making long-term care insurance more affordable. In the individual marketplace, long-term care insurance can be prohibitively expensive. Employer-contributed long-term care insurance is less costly, as the insurance carrier knows they will have participation. Employees who may never have considered long-term care insurance options on their own will elect to participate.
A substantial benefits package is the primary consideration of most job-seekers today. By offering long-term care insurance options, you differentiate your organization from the many companies that offer nothing beyond elementary health care coverage.
Understanding The Complex Long-Term Care Insurance Marketplace
Employer-sponsored long-term care insurance typically falls into two categories; True groups and group offerings. True group coverage accepts all employees regardless of their health status. Group offerings can allow employees to extend benefits to their families.
At Employee Retention Benefits Inc (ERB), our mission is to minimize employee turnover and protect your business from the expensive consequences of low staff retention. Long-term care insurance is becoming increasingly desirable as an employee benefit, and our team knows the benefits marketplace inside and out. We are delighted to help your Los Angeles, CA business find the best options for your employees.