"We want to encourage more women and men to look into long term care planning," explains Jesse Slome, director of the Los Angeles-based national organization. "And the more information we can share about how different the various insurance policies are, the better equipped consumers will be to make educated decisions."
Slome points out that consumers mistakenly think all long term care insurance policies are relatively similar. "A car is a car is a car but everyone knows there are significant differences between one car and another," Slome notes. "The same is true with long term care insurance. The brochures all look pretty similar but the inner workings, the pricing and even the health qualifications can be significantly different."
The Association released a news report today explaining that single women can still obtain lower pricing when buying long term care insurance in a workplace environment. "There are millions of women working today and many business headed up by women with large numbers of women executives who need to know this information,"
The news story has already appeared in MarketWatch, the Wall Street Journal's online service and Boston, the online service for the Boston Globe. To learn more visit the Long Term Care Association's News Update at