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A recently released study of more than 20 carriers by the Division of Insurance in Massachusetts shows the following average premiums for long term care insurance policies, both nationally and statewide.

NATIONALMASSACHUSETTS

1997: $1,501 $1, 608

1999: $1,569 $1,882

2001: $1,813 $2,087

NATIONALMASSACHUSETTS

1997: $436 $446

1999: $445 $538

2001: $515 $555

Source: Massachusetts Division of Insurance