I will never completely understand why inflammatory headlines like this are necessary: “Out-of-Control Premium Hikes for Long-Term Care Insurance”.
I do partially understand why they run inflammatory headlines. “If it bleeds, it leads”. Disparaging headlines sell copies.
Nowadays, the majority of LTCi media coverage is constructive. But readers usually have to get past negative titles and first paragraphs intended to “hook” people into reading the story.
In the case of Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCi), this is very harmful to the public. Disparaging headlines and lead paragraphs further encourage people to make excuses to avoid important, necessary conversations about planning for LTC.
In addition, inflammatory LTCi coverage fuels falsehoods such as out-of-control, wanton rate hikes and claim difficulties.
If people bother to read “Out-of-Control Premium Hikes for Long-Term Care Insurance” they will find excellent reporting on why today’s LTCi policies should experience very stable rates with very minimal odds of rate hikes.
I want to give a “shout out” to my highly esteemed friends and colleagues Scott Olson, Steve Cain, and Jesse Slome who were quoted in this story. This article’s excellent content is largely due to their input.