NBN Podcast -- What You Need to Know Now About Long Term Care

Plus, Why What You Don't Know about Medicare and Medicaid, Could Hurt You

MULTIMEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 12, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- What would you do if your wife were diagnosed with Alzheimer's? Do you know that Medicare won't cover her nursing home care?

What if you were to have a stroke and become unable to care for yourself? Do you know that you would have to spend nearly all your assets, before Medicaid kicks in?

Despite an aging U.S. population with increasing longevity, and despite the fact that long term care costs continue to spiral upwards, Americans are less worried about needing and paying for long term care than they were a decade ago! According to a recent survey, many of those polled provided contradictory answers suggesting confusion and paralysis when it comes to planning for their future health care.

Click http://easylink.playstream.com/nbn/video_podcast/consumertrend/ctr_41845_long_term_care_9_11.wvx to view a topical podcast with Jonathan D. Pond, "America's Financial Planner" and Laura Moore, a long term care insurance specialist from John Hancock Financial Services. (Please note, you must have RealPlayer or Windows Media Player installed)

 FIND OUT:  -- What Medicare will pay and will not pay  
            -- The difference between long term care and disability insurance  
            -- That most long term care is NOT provided in a nursing home 

For more information on long term care or to contact Ms. Moore or Mr. Pond, e-mail jeffw@newsbroadcastnetwork.com.

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