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Fixed Annuities can offer an innovative and tax-advantaged way to help manage the impact of long term care expenses for eligible clients. Re-positioning the savings can generate up to three times the premium for long term care benefits that are intended to be income tax free. Like long term care linked life insurance, if long term care benefits are never needed, then the use of the money is still available and if the annuitant dies, the benefit goes to the beneficiary.
The cost of long term care keeps rising and is the biggest unplanned risk in retirement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditures Report, retirees spend less in almost every spending category as they move throughout retirement than they did when they began retirement. There are only two exceptions: One is housing, which remains mostly the same throughout retirement and the second, is health care costs (including long term care) which only trends upward throughout retirement.
Make sure your clients have a plan to cover long term care expenses in their retirement. Having a plan provides peace of mind for them and for you. The living benefits options that are available now on many life and annuity products, just make it easier to provide them with a solution.
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