Long Term Care Guild

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Keeping families whole

The data is undeniable about virulent long term care (LTC) risks facing our aging American population. But data alone is not why families decide to purchase LTC protection.

Families purchase LTC protection because this what leaders do: secure leverage to pay for potentially unwelcome consequences in order to keep their families intact. LTC insurance provides significant leverage in times of need.

LTC insurance policies save relationships and keep families whole.

Added by Jack Bowdle on February 25, 2015 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Insurance Leaders Create Consumer Education And Agent Credibility Platform

The online platform will connect consumers to independently verified agents.

Agent Review http://www.agentreview.net will provide non-biased guidance for consumers…

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Added by Dick Samson on November 13, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

3in4 Association Sponsors Star-Studded Motion Picture

The 3in4 Association (http://www.3in4needmore.com) has been announced as an official sponsor of the motion picture "It Snows All The Time"  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2767880/combined).

The national non-profit 3in4 Association has announced that it is a sponsor of the major motion picture "It Snows All The Time," to raise awareness for Alzheimer's, Dementia, and similar diseases. The film tells the story of Ed Hover, a Nebraskan native diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia. Ed's son, actor Erich Hover, stars in the movie along with a star-studded cast that includes Oscar Nominated, Golden Globe Winning Actress Lesley Ann Warren and Actor Brett Cullen, pictured here.

The film could give a big boost to the need for long-term care planning.

It is…

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Added by Dick Samson on October 15, 2014 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Stories of Celebrity Caregiving

If, sooner or later, you need to become a caregiver, you're not alone! Most of us face the same prospect -- including movie stars, political leaders, and other luminaries.

Many have shared their experiences publicly, wishing to help others.

Here are links to several sources…

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Added by Dick Samson on June 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

LTC + Medicare = additional revenue or does it?

Many brokers in the LTC world run across daily those LTC clients where either the policy holder and or the spouse are Medicare eligible OR are aging into Medicare in 6 months.  Unfortunately, in my conversations with others this opportunity to gain additional revenue from Medicare sales goes untapped or tossed to a buddy.

Trying to poll the Guild members as to how many take advantage of this LTC + Medicare revenue opportunity versus ignoring or passing the lead…

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Added by David Holton on June 4, 2014 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Back a movie for less than attending one?

This one will tell the Alzheimer's story from the caregivers' viewpoint.  

A first! ... And a great way to promote LTC awareness.

(Share the credit, and the story, once it's out!)

BTW, I became a (small but enthusiastic) backer yesterday.

Dick Samson, LTC Guild…

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Added by Dick Samson on June 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

3in4 and TargetLeads Team to Offer Personalized Marketing Materials and Leads

The 3in4 Association has licensed TargetLeads to be its marketing partner in Direct Mail Lead Generation and the development of personalizable marketing materials for Insurance producers catering to the senior…

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Added by Dick Samson on May 19, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The truth is starting to hurt!

If not doing so already it's time to expand your offering and your revenue stream and build on a more "total benefit solution" for your clients.  What are you doing to expand the reach of your business while keeping LTC in the forefront?http://articles.philly.com/2014-05-12/business/49773659_1_jesse-slome-long-term-care-insurance-health-insurance

Added by David Holton on May 16, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Virtual attendance offered by AALTCI at its annual Summit

For the first time, AALTCI will offer virtual as well as physical attendance at its industry-leading annual conference.

There's no charge for participating remotely from your own home or office. Valuable content, including live streaming of events, will be offered. Attendance could…

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Added by Dick Samson on May 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Who Can You Trust? LTC Leader Offers Four Tips for Vetting Agents Online

ADVICE TO CONSUMERS:

Thanks to LTC Financial Partners for this information.

Based on a news release dated April 16, 2014.

If you’re in the market for long term care insurance, you might go to your browser and search for…

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Added by Dick Samson on April 22, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Value of voluntary long term care for family reaches staggering amounts

I am not a fan of a lot of statistics especially when it becomes a discussion about extended care.

Why? People are in denial that it will ever happen to them or if it does, they will have family and sufficient funds for care giving.

The conversation is not about statistics, it is about the consequences that if you need care giving, how will this effect not only those who need care giving but those will be responsible for…

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Added by Raymond Lavine on April 21, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Taking Care Series on PBS News Hour – What happens when families take care of loved ones

The issues around whether you own or do not long term care insurance does not matter until you come to terms with not the product but why it is a beneficial funding source.

We think in thoughts of plans before we consider the consequences of why a funded plan is of value not only to those who may need care giving but on families who will be responsible with providing care giving to those they love.

Here is Harley Gordon’s idea of thinking about…

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Added by Raymond Lavine on April 21, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

Who Can You Trust? Long-Term Care Leader Offers Four Tips for Vetting Agents Online

ADVICE TO CONSUMERS:

Thanks to LTC Financial Partners for this information.

Based on a news release dated April 21, 2014.

If you’re in the market for long term care insurance, you might go to your browser and search for…

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Added by Dick Samson on April 15, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Smiling Improves Health; Can this Help Defer Premature Long-Term Care Claims?

Breakthrough medical and scientific research shows that smiling:

  • Boosts mood & eases pain, through bursts of dopamine…
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Added by Dick Samson on March 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Manhasset-Based Long-Term Care Leader Extends Strategic Partnership Offer to Hundreds of Senior-Market Professionals



The move opens the huge, growing long-term care market to general insurance agents, financial advisors and others; with back-end support from ACSIA Partners LLC, they can offer…

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Added by Dick Samson on March 10, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

American Independent Marketing Offers New Service

The company describes it this way:

"Today and tomorrow’s winning sales people will be those who have adapted to the digital age.  The Connected Agent platform platform supports increased sales and larger outreach to your chosen market.  

"This is more than just a website, but a digital marketing platform that provides…

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Added by Dick Samson on October 24, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Testing your clients short term memory

How many of you have your clients go through a short term memory test?  Do you think it is useful?

Added by Eugen Tarnow on May 11, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments

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