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Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance Can Be a Big Fat Pain!

A New Jersey friend of mine (I’ll call her Eileen), was in the market for long-term care insurance. I say “was” because the process of shopping for it turned her stone cold, and now she’s on hold.

After hours of research, “I couldn’t find anything to buy, no actual policies,” she complained, “nothing but general reviews and comparisons. No real details.”

“It was maddening!” she continued. “I buy lots of stuff and can always find…

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Added by Dick Samson on June 24, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Agent Review closes seed funding round with Angel investors.

See announcement of interest to LTCi agents. 

Agent Review has more than 200,000 members to date, and plans to grow with the help of seed investment, now secured, from angels with LTC industry…

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Added by Dick Samson on January 11, 2016 at 1:49pm — No Comments

2016 POLL: Who's for new long-term care incentives?

Take the 2016 Presidential election poll, then share to make the LTC crisis a serious…
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Added by Dick Samson on June 24, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Three Short-Term Benefits of Long-Term Care Insurance -- Surprisingly Bullish

Millions of successful Americans neglect a simple safeguard to their wealth and dreams: long-term care insurance.

Why?

"They just don't want to think about it," says one industry observer. "It's a psychological downer.  Bullish people recoil at thoughts of ever needing help with tasks of daily living. Things like moving around, eating, or toileting. So they put it out of mind."

A way around this block is to focus on the…

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Added by Dick Samson on May 6, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Agent Review Site Now Live

It's well worth checking out. 

Visit Agent Review at http://www.agentreview.net.  The service provides a forum for vetted agents in long-term care and other insurance specialties. It aims to become the YELP for insurance,…

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Added by Dick Samson on March 23, 2015 at 6:47pm — 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

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

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

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 LTC Financial Partners, 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

Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign "3 in 4 Need More" Gains Additional Support and New Board Members

In November the 3in4 Association added seven new members to its advisory board, and received increased support from two insurance carriers: John Hancock, an existing member of the organization, and Genworth, which provided sponsorship of a meaningful consumer study. "We're gaining momentum," says Mark Goldberg, Treasurer of the association that runs the "3 in 4 Need More" campaign.



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Added by Dick Samson on December 2, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

How to Join a Local LTC Guild Chapter

First, you need to be registered online with the national LTC Guild. Then --



1. When logged in, click on the Chapters tab.

2. Click on the name of the chapter you want to join; this takes you to the chapter's page.

3. Under Admin Options to the right of the Information column, Click on Join ... (followed by the name of the local).



That's all there is to it! You're now included in the Local's membership roster, and will… Continue

Added by Dick Samson on April 21, 2009 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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