Look, Washington state’s public insurance program is far from perfect. But if some opponents have their way, it’ll never even get started. And that would be a real loss.
What works for long-term care and what doesn’t
Stephen A. Moses
Nov 17, 2021
The history of long-term care is best understood as a tension between public and private financing. Over and over again, the private sector has intervened to fix or improve unfortunate conditions created...
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Sep 07, 2021
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Washington set to become first state with LTC insurance benefit
James M. Berklan
Apr 22, 2019
Numerous states are trying to create a long-term care insurance program funded by a payroll tax, but it looks like Washington will be the first to actually do it.
Most who collect long-term care insurance benefits not in nursing homes
Apr 23, 2018
The evolving nature of long-term care insurance policies means fewer beneficiaries end up in nursing homes, according to an industry group that released a new claims analysis Friday.
Washington’s attempt to pass a long-term care tax failed. Here’s why, and what’s next.
Mar 13, 2018
A bipartisan effort to help seniors pay for nursing home care died last week when Washington’s state Legislature ended its 2018 session.
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Jan 18, 2018
Long-term care insurance payouts increase, and so do woes for policyholders … New York operators subject of AG investigation back in the SNF market … Primary care physicians still relying on...
Wisconsin considers tax-protected long-term care accounts
Jan 09, 2018
Wisconsin residents will be able to invest in long-term care funds set up like popular, state-based college savings plan, if legislators get their way.
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Dec 19, 2017
Owner of FL nursing home where 12 residents died from heat once warned air conditioning failure would be ‘catastrophic’… OIG says long-term care insurers can build provider networks for...
Massachusetts examines rules for LTC insurance
Mar 28, 2017
Massachusetts regulators are close to increasing oversight of long-term care insurance after several years of debate.
Massachusetts regulators are close to increasing oversight of long-term care insurance...