Home care claims may account for a growing percentage of new U.S. private long-term care insurance claims.
The American Association for Long Term Care Insurance has reported data supporting that possibility in a summary of results from a new survey of LTCI issuers.
AALTCI found that the percentage of new LTCI claims filed for insureds getting care provided in the home increased to 54 percent in 2016, from 51 percent in 2011.
The percentage of new claims filed in connection with nursing home care fell to about 30 percent, from 31 percent.
Most of the other new claims were for people living in assisted living facilities.