I’m getting ready to cover the ILTCI Conference next week in Colorado.
One thought is: I wish I could cover everyone’s conferences. The stars just lined up for this one.
Another thought is: The people who are going the ILTCI Conference are mostly highly positive people, and they’ll mostly talk about what’s going on in the stand-alone long-term care insurance (LTCI) with as positive of an attitude as they can muster, under the circumstances. But the circumstances are challenging, even for highly positive people.
See also: LTCI charges cut life industry earnings
But, on the other hand, I was talking to a friend who’s looking for ideas about a getting second career, and it occurred to me that this must be a fabulous time for someone who doesn’t immediately have to make a living from long-term care (LTC) planning to get into the field.
When the market is shaking, and the issuers are scrambling to come up with new ways to operate, maybe that’s the ideal time to start — especially when there are obvious, easy-to-fix reasons for the current turmoil. Namely, low interest rates and past underwriting mistakes.