Do you need long-term care insurance? Weigh the costs and benefits before deciding
Abstract: Long-term care (LTC) generally isn’t covered by Medicare or other health insurance. Because of the increasingly high costs associated with LTC services, an LTC insurance policy is worth considering. This article discusses options available, including a new federally administered program called Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS), which will be available after October 2012. The article also discusses the self-insurance option.