There are differences between the policy language and benefits between companies that offer Long-Term Care Insurance although the major benefit options are similar. However key differences do exist. There are also substantial premium differences between companies with the exact same benefit levels. It is important to know and understand the differences between Northwestern Mutual and other major companies.
For example, Northwestern Mutual is a top-selling Long-Term Care insurance company in the country but is very expensive (more than double other companies) and sold exclusively by Northwest Mutual Life agents. They also do not offer shared benefit plans that most companies offer.
They offer several inflation options. An often-recommended option is a “Guaranteed Purchase Option”. This means your benefits do not increase over time unless you purchase extra benefits when those options come up. This means your premium will increase unless you refuse the option. This is generally an option to avoid. These premium increases for these options happen automatically unless you say “no”. Failure to accept an increase would void partnership benefits.
You can select a monthly benefit from $1,500 to $12,000 per month in $100 increments. There are four elimination periods offered, from 6 weeks to 52 weeks.
Northwestern Mutual, like many companies, offer partnership benefits. Learn more about the federal/state partnership program here: https://mccannltc.net/resources/faq/state-partnership-program
There are significant premium differences between companies for the exact same benefits. Premiums are based on the amount of benefits you wish to have along with your AGE, HEALTH and specific discounts you might qualify for.
Underwriting criteria – which health conditions you have today that might be insurable will vary between companies. Matt McCann understands the underwriting guidelines for Northwest Mutual and all the major companies in order to match you with the best and most affordable option.
Discover the differences and compare. Matt, with his years of experience (since 1998) will help you determine if coverage is suitable for you if your health qualifies for coverage and then recommend appropriate benefits and options.
Features, benefits and additional options can vary from company to company. Some options like shared care benefits are options Matt McCann recommends often and other options might not be in your best interest. Substantial premium differences exist between this plan and others. This is why you should seek the assistance of a qualified Long-Term Care Specialist to compare features, benefits, and costs.
As a nationally recognized Long-Term Care specialist, Matt McCann works with all the major companies in the industry and can compare features and benefits as well as the costs between the plans. Plus, his claims assistance can help you design an appropriate plan which fits your needs and budget.
Long-Term Care Insurance is custom designed specific to you. Matt’s general philosophy is to design an affordable plan with the best company available (based on your current age and health) so you can take a catastrophic situation and make it manageable. The idea: Safeguard your retirement funds (401(k) IRA 403(b) while reducing the tremendous burdens that are placed on your family when you have an aging or health issue and need extended care.
State variations may apply.
Long-Term Care Insurance is Easy and Affordable Asset Protection. Most people are surprised how affordable a plan can be especially if you obtain coverage before you retire when you are in good health.