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How to Reduce Long-Term Care Insurance Costs

While long-term care insurance can be a good way to pay for a nursing home stay or a home health care worker, it doesn't come cheap. Annual premiums vary significantly, depending on your age, health, and the type of policy, but policies can run as high as $5,000 per year. You do not need to pay that much, however. The following are some ways to reduce your costs. Shorter benefit period. The most significant cost-saving step you can take is to not purchase a lifetime policy. Unless you have a family history of a chronic illness, you aren't likely to…

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Review and Update Your Estate Planning Documents.

Your wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other documents (including health care directives) should be reviewed and updated every few years – or whenever you experience significant life events like a marriage, divorce, move to another state, birth of a child or grandchild, etc.