Englewood, CO (PRWEB) February 28, 2006
As the population ages, life spans lengthen, and elder care costs increase, long-term planning becomes more and more important for that generation known as the Baby Boomers.
Most Boomers don't realize the need for late-life planning until faced with caring for aging parents. But with the average cost of nursing home care climbing upwards of $50,000 to $55,000 a year according to experts, only forethought and preparation can help ensure a healthy, secure life during the golden years and beyond.
The U.S. Administration on Aging reports that nearly 71.5 million people, or almost 20 percent of the population, will be 65 or older by 2030. As the Medicare system strains under the load of caring for such numbers, experts predict the financial responsibility for funding long-term care expense will shift increasingly to the individual.
In light of this information, InsureMe, the leading consumer-agent link for online insurance shopping, wants to help Boomers plan now for the years ahead. For maximum protection, InsureMe suggests:
- Purchasing long-term care insurance to cover the costs of daily living assistance, residential living, or nursing home care
- Earmarking more traditional investment income for long-term care
- Investigating whether company-sponsored health insurance programs include long-term care benefits
- Checking with state insurance departments for long-term care financial supplementation/assistance
By thinking and planning ahead, Boomers can increase their chances of living a long, productive life -- with no worries for the future.
InsureMe, an Englewood, Colorado-based company, links agents nationwide with consumers shopping for insurance. Specializing in auto, home, life, long-term care and health insurance quotes, the InsureMe network provides thousands of agents with insurance leads every year. For more information, visit http://www.InsureMe.com.
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