Everyone’s expecting to live longer now. In fact, you should plan on it.
With Americans living longer than ever before, it’s no surprise that about 70% of people over 65 will eventually require some form of long term care services.1 That’s why it’s so important to prepare now to help cover the cost of the services you may need.
You may be able to include Guardian’s Long Term Care rider or Guardian's Joint LTC Rider when you buy certain types of our life insurance. This rider lets you access money from a part of your life insurance policy during your own lifetime if you are receiving long term care services due to a chronic illness.
Including a long term care benefit with your life insurance provides:
Simplicity: Rather than purchasing two separate policies — a life insurance policy and a separate long term care policy — you can own a single product that can be used for life insurance protection and to help pay for long term care services.
Flexibility: You have the freedom to choose, within certain limits, the amount of monthly benefit that best meets your needs. And you can decide to stop receiving payments, or change the amount of the payment, at any time.
Independence: Caring for an aging loved one can be financially draining. Including the long term care rider with your life insurance policy may help reduce the financial responsibility of your family and friends to provide for you as you age.
Less paperwork: With this type of benefit, called an indemnity-style rider, you don’t need to submit bills and receipts each month.2