Safeguard your financial health with long-term care insurance.

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Long-term care insurance offers a method to help pay for extended at-home, assisted living or nursing home care expenses.

As we age, many of us may need long-term care, which is covered by Medicare insurance only in the short term and under very strict conditions. In fact, almost 70% of people turning 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives.

However, with the ever-increasing cost of nursing home and in-home care, the expense for such care could be out of reach for many Americans. Long-term care insurance can be a solution to help manage these expenses.

What should you consider before you purchase long-term care insurance?

Daily benefit - Amount of money you will receive from the insurance company on a daily basis for your care.

Benefit period - Length of time you will receive payments from the insurance company once you need care.

Elimination period - Number of days that you will be responsible for paying for your care before the insurance begins to pay.

Make long-term care insurance a part of your comprehensive financial plan.

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Long term care is offered through insurance companies with which Waddell & Reed, Inc., has sales arrangements.

This information is provided for informational and educational purposes only.

The information provided may include references to concepts that have legal, accounting and tax implications. It is not to be construed as legal, accounting or tax advice, and is provided as general information to assist in the understanding the issues discussed. Neither Waddell & Reed, Inc., nor its financial advisors associated with Waddell & Reed give tax, legal, or accounting advice. You may want to consult with your accountant or tax advisor to discuss your personal situation.

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