CONVERSION OF LIFE INSURANCE DURING LIFE OF COVERED INDIVIDUAL
As this blog discussed in the past, long term planning insurance is something that many consumers are reluctant to purchase for a number of reasons One of the main reasons for this reluctance is the long term cost may not financially justify its utilization. Life insurance companies recognized this problem and started to allow for a hybrid financial product in their life insurance policies. The life insurance company allows for the conversion of a life insurance policy to pay for the long term care services.
The animating philosophy is that there will be a pay out regardless of whether or not it happens during the insured’s lifetime, so the life insurance company could just as easily pay out on the policy during the insured’s life. Every day over 10,000 baby boomers turn 65, so the population base that could potentially utilize such as a product is growing larger every day. It is estimated that at least 70 percent of the baby boomer population will need some sort of long term care during their lifetime, with 40 percent in need of nursing home treatment.