The drafters of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease don’t say much about private long-term care insurance (LTCI) in the final version of the plan.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today posted the 69-page final version of the National Plan on the Web.
The plan describes 5 efforts the United States is supposed to make to deal with Alzheimer’s disease and related causes of dementia. One component describes how the country will try to develop effective methods for preventing and treating dementia by 2025.
Representatives from the LTCI carriers and LTCI broker community appeared to be playing little, if any, role in National Plan development proceedings, even though Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are major drivers of LTCI claims.
Mentions of private LTCI appear in the same two places in the final version where they appeared in an earlier draft Alzheimer’s plan.
Congress included the provisions creating the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services — an arm of HHS – in the National Alzheimer’s Project Act of 2011 (NAPA).
The council was supposed to help HHS come up with a plan for preventing and curing Alzheimer’s, and for improving support for people with dementia and their relatives.