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Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Launches Innovative New Senior Protective Website
California Department of Insurance
October 3, 2012
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today unveiled a new consumer protection tool for California seniors, who have traditionally been prime targets for con artists. The California Department of Insurance (CDI) is hosting a new Web site www.seniors.ca.gov to educate seniors and their advocates and provide helpful information about how to avoid becoming victims of personal or financial abuse.
The Web site, called “Senior Gateway,” is important because seniors, including older veterans, are disproportionately at risk of being preyed upon financially and subjected to neglect and abuse. The Senior Gateway is sponsored by the Elder Financial Abuse Interagency Roundtable (E-FAIR), convened by CDI and includes representatives from many California agencies who share a common purpose of safeguarding the welfare of California’s seniors.
8 Insurance Myths
May 27, 2012
Chances are about 70 percent that you'll need long-term careCare given to someone who can no longer perform activities of daily living. sometime after age 65, according to the nonprofit Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE). And it won't come cheaply.
The median cost of a full-time nursing home room is $81,030 per year, according to the Genworth 2012 Cost of Care Survey. The national median hourly rate for a licensed home health aide is $19, which would total $55,480 a year for eight hours a day of care. Statistics like those make long-term care insuranceSpecific type of insurance policy designed to offer financial support to pay for necessary long-term care services. sound like a no-brainer, but misunderstandings still abound.
Here are eight myths about long-term care insurance -- and the truth.
California website offers help on long term care coverage
January 31, 2012
As California’s population continues to age, state officials are urging residents to do something human beings frequently find agonizing: Plan for that time in their twilight years when they may need assistance getting out of bed, visiting the bathroom and dressing themselves.
That’s the impetus behind the five-month-old website www.RUReadyCA.org, which is managed by the California Partnership for Long-Term CareCare given to someone who can no longer perform activities of daily living., a joint venture of the state Department of Health Care Services and a trio of insurance companies that sell long-term care policies in the state.
News Releases from the California Partnership for Long-Term Care
State Launches Consumer-Friendly Web Site to Help Californians Plan for Their Individual Long-Term Care
November 28, 2011
Studies show that two out of three California seniors will need long-term careCare given to someone who can no longer perform activities of daily living. at some point in their lives. To prepare for this silver tsunami, the state has launched www.RUReadyCA.org
While Better Informed Than Ever, Californians are Woefully Unprepared for Long-Term Care Challenges
September 20, 2011
While a new Field Poll survey shows that Californians are better informed about long-term careCare given to someone who can no longer perform activities of daily living. issues than at any other time in the last 17 years, fewer than ever are taking steps to prepare for this costly possibility ...