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Subject:  Avoid Long Term Care Insurance Date:  1/21/2004  1:30 AM
Author:  yobria Number:  38663 of 76418

Or so says Consumer Reports in their Nov 2003 issue:

A CR investigation, for which we reviewed 47 policies, reveals that for most people, long-term-care insurance is too risky and too expensive. As with health insurance, you must keep paying to keep it in force. If premiums rise, you may have to drop the coverage, possibly losing everything that you've paid. The policy's benefits may cover only a portion of the total expense. Many policies are packed with catches that can keep you from collecting. Finally, there's no guarantee that long-term-care insurers, some of which have weak balance sheets, will be around 20, 30, or 40 years from now

Nick
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