Can Insurance Cover Senior Living?

June 21st, 2019
 |  Cost

Understanding the ins and outs of insurance can be tricky. As you begin the search for the right senior living community for you or a loved one, you’ll want to determine what falls under the scope of your insurance, and what doesn’t.

Here’s what you need to know.

Does StoryPoint Accept Long-Term Care Insurance?

At StoryPoint, residents in our licensed assisted living and memory care communities are able to utilize long-term care insurance policies to cover the cost of rent, meal plans and personal care services.

Some long-term care insurance policies may also cover the cost of care in our independent living communities, but depending on the type of plan you purchased, coverage may vary.

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What Is Long-Term Care Insurance?

Long-term care insurance helps cover costs associated with support services many seniors need as they age. A key benefit of this type of insurance policy is that it often covers costs that aren’t covered by regular health insurance and Medicare.

What To Look For In Your Long-Term Care Insurance Plan:

  • Qualification Requirements: Preexisting health concerns can make it tricky to purchase long-term care insurance. Review your medical history before applying and make sure to ask your insurer if you are qualified for the plan you want right away.
  • Benefits Availability: Most insurance companies have different requirements for when the policyholder can start receiving benefits. Talk with your provider to ensure your coverage is available when you need it.
  • Care Coverage: There are many different types of elder care, and it is important to know which types of care are covered within the policy.
  • Length Of Care: The length of time your long-term care insurance policy will pay for, can vary. Some policies offer care costs only for a few years, and others will pay the costs for the rest of your life.

Not Sure Where to Start?

StoryPoint offers a variety of financial services to assist you and your loved ones, including a complimentary review of long-term insurance policies. Reach out to your local community to learn more.

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