A 2011 Prudential survey (Long-Term Care Insurance: A Piece of the Retirement and Estate Planning Puzzle. ©2011, The Prudential Insurance Company of America. 751 Broad Street, Newark, NJ) indicates that 71% of us are concerned about possibly needing long-term care.
63% of us are not confident we can pay for long-term care, yet only 17% of us own long-term care insurance (LTCi).
The survey states that most people do not understand how long-term care is paid for. People also overestimate LTCi’s cost and underestimate the probability they might need care.
If you are a consumer over the age of 40, and still don’t own LTCi, the report and my own personal experience indicate that you will be well served by taking the time to learn about long-term care and purchase LTCi now, while you can qualify and find affordable premiums!