Putting A Plan In Place
We know putting a long-term care insurance plan in place can be confusing but it doesn’t have to be. As independent certified long-term care planning specialists, we have more choices and our extensive training and product knowledge means we can help you find the best plan for your situation. Our experience has also taught us that all companies are not created equal. We’ll show you which companies are the top rated and which ones you might want to stay away from. But the best part about our process is that you get to choose. Unlike other companies that work with only one or two plans, we work with nearly all the providers and our allegiance is with you, the client. Here are the basic steps and process you go through to get your custom long-term care plan in place:
1. We Start With A Conversation.
This is where we find out more about you, your situation and who is important to you. We will talk a little about your financial situation, your health, and your goals. When you are ready to learn more, we will go through the PreScreening process with you. This will help us determine which plans you may be eligible for health wise. Then we will schedule a phone call to discuss information, such as: how your assets are positioned, how your family is structured (spouse, kids) and what’s most important to you. With this information, we will be able to narrow down the plans and companies we want to look at so we can focus on those that will work best for your situation.
2. We Get You Some Options
Next, we will set up a time to sit down and discuss the various plans and how they will work for your situation. We will discuss the pros and cons of the different type of plans and try to narrow the choices to those plans that best fit with your financial situation and your future goals. We help you design the plan(s) that meet the criteria you laid out for us. The important thing to remember is, this is your plan. You are the one choosing your benefit and the best way to pay for your plan. We are just here to help guide you in funding and designing it the most efficient way.
3. We Start The Process
The application process can usually be done over the phone. Our case manager will complete the application and send it to you for your review and signature. Once we have the application back, we will submit it directly to the underwriter and begin the underwriting process. The underwriting process greatly depends on your age, health and the type of program we are using. Many companies require only a phone interview to be completed with the client while others will request additional medical records from your doctor and may require a face to face interview. The entire process from application can take as little as a couple of weeks but sometimes up to a few months. The longer time frames usually involve issues with getting the complete medical information requested by the underwriters. Rest assured, our team is well aware of what needs to be done and will be working diligently behind the scene to smooth out the process and move things along as efficiently as possible. Once the medical review is complete, the policy is funded and delivered to us, we will deliver it directly to you.