Many more U.S. long-term care insurance (LTCI) policyholders are using their benefits to pay for home care, rather than care in a nursing home or other facility.
The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) has presented that finding in a new analysis of 2014 and 2019 LTCI issuer survey data.
- A link to AALTCI’s new data analysis is available here.
- An earlier article about LTCI claims for home care is available here.
The percentage of new claims beginning with the insured receiving care at home increased to 70% in 2019 from 52% in 2014, according to AALTCI.
A majority of closed claims began and ended with the insured receiving care at home, AALTCI says.
The issuers AALTCI analyzed paid $11 billion in benefits in 2019, up from $8.1 billion in benefits in 2015.
— Read First-Time LTCI Claimants May Be Getting Older: AALTCI, on ThinkAdvisor.