Long-Term Care Insurance


Q. I’m about to retire from the government.  All of the financial advisers I talk to say that my spouse and I should buy long-term care insurance, but the monthly cost is so high I can’t afford it. Is the long-term care insurance offered through the federal government (FLTCIP) worth buying for my wife and I? Note – I don’t expect to have an enormous amount of monthly income at retirement and insurance is eating up my projected monthly budget.

A. If you’re going to buy long-term care insurance, the FLTCIP is the place to do it. But, if you can’t afford it, it’s not for you.


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Mike Miles is a Certified Financial Planner licensee and principal adviser for Variplan LLC, an independent fiduciary in Vienna, Virginia. Email your financial questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com and view his blog at money.federaltimes.com.

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