For the most part, deciding when to purchase LTCI will depend on your age and your ability to pay the premiums. Since premiums are based on your age at the time you purchase the policy, the younger you are when you purchase LTCI, the less expensive your premiums will be. However, there's a tradeoff. If you purchase LTCI early, you may be paying premiums over a long time period.
So, just when is the right time to buy an LTCI policy? Although insurance companies will write an LTCI policy for anyone between the ages of 40 and 84, most people purchase LTCI when they reach their 50s or 60s. That way, they won't end up paying significantly higher premiums because they waited too long to purchase a policy.
Should you purchase an LTCI policy?
Deciding whether you should purchase an LTCI policy depends on your individual circumstances. However, you may want to consider purchasing an LTCI policy if some of the following criteria apply:
Please note that this description/explanation is intended only as a guideline.
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