Choose from these selected presentations and white papers to learn more about specific topics, including long-term care, which may relate to healthcare concerns for you, your employees or clients, and your business. Each is yours to download and review at no charge. Please note that these materials are copyrighted and we make them available for your personal use only. This does not give you permission to redistribute or use these materials in whole or in part without further permission from GOODCARE.com ® . However, you are free to quote or reference any of the data or information listed in these materials, provided that it is properly cited and sourced to GOODCARE.com ® .
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Presentation:"Health Care Issues in Retirement: Cost & Finance "
Presented at: Lockwood University 2008, Grapevine, Texas
Description: When it comes to your clients’ health care needs, are you able to effectively articulate the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? As a financial advisor, it’s important to be well versed on the topic of long-term care planning as health care costs continue to escalate and with the seemingly countless choices available in long-term care services and insurance. This class will serve as a primer on the “hot button” health care issues for pre-retirees, so you can better prepare to help meet your clients’ needs as they confront the challenges associated with wellness in later life.
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Presentation: “Planning and Preparing for your Client's Healthcare Costs: What You Need to Know to Best Inform Your Clients”
Presented at: Investment News: 2008 Retirement Income Summit, New York City
Description: With Medicare and Medicaid not fulfilling the financial gap for the retiree, long term care planning is more important than ever with the continuing escalation of health care costs and the myriad of choices available in long-term care services and insurance. The current and long term costs of health and related elder care services are examined as well as how an adviser can use this research to help better serve their client's healthcare issues in their retirement years.
Presentation: “Healthcare Financing and Management in Retirement”
Presented at: Thornburg Investment Management 2007 Wealth Management Conference in Santa Fe, NM
Description: With the myriad of choices available in healthcare services, and the continuing escalation of healthcare costs, financial advisors are focusing an ever-increasing amount of attention on healthcare financial planning and management. This presentation will provide new, value-added tools for financial advisors to use in their practices in order to enhance their capabilities in this very important aspect of retirement planning.
- Demystify healthcare costs, including long-term-care costs, during retirement
- Evaluate the impact of healthcare inflation rates and regional cost variations on the healthcare financial planning process
- Examine personal healthcare finance strategies, such as the new Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
- Equip you and your clients with a Tool Kit to help with healthcare cost planning and management tools, including:
- Worksheets and check lists that make keeping track of healthcare costs easier
- Consumer empowerment tools
- Community resource guide and checklist
- Extensive Web-based resource section
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White Paper and Presentation: “Extended Acute Care: Community Need for Long-Term Care Hospitals in the Finger Lakes Region”
Presented at: The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency Acute Care Task Force in Rochester, New York
Description: This report is designed to enhance understanding of, and assess the community need for, long-term-care hospitals (LTCHs) in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. LTC patients require very complex medical, skilled nursing and rehabilitation care beyond that of most acute hospital patients.
Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to answer the community needs assessment questions. We conducted interviews with experts within the healthcare delivery system, healthcare providers and healthcare regulators. Quantitative analyses were conducted using selected elements from the 2003 though 2006 New York State Department of Health Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) data from acute care hospital episodes for patients 18 years of age and over. This study used a three-stage method to evaluate whether care in a LTCH would have been a better option for 44,634 patients who experienced long stays in Finger Lakes acute-care hospitals.
The results showed a clear need for LTCH beds in the Finger Lakes region, with the total need estimate between 105 to 134 beds. This report also includes Certificate of Need review criteria for LTCHs, including LTCH Clinical Admission criteria, staffing recommendations and LTCH operational recommendations.
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White Paper: “The Impact of Healthcare Inflation and Regional Healthcare Cost Variation on Economic Forecasting of Long-term Care Costs and Insurance Payouts”
Description: A comprehensive overview of the complex world of long-term care (LTC) services. This includes healthcare market forces, particularly healthcare inflation rates and regional cost variations that influence LTC costs. This study forecasts the impact of healthcare inflation and regional healthcare costs variation on LTC costs. The study also compares those projected costs with projected payouts from LTC insurance and evaluates the variance between the two. The results show that, in most cases, typical LTC insurance will not cover the full cost of LTC, which creates a deficit for consumers that they must fund out of other resources. Study findings are applicable to financial advisors at every level.
Download: LTC Economic Forecast White Paper
Presentation: “Long-Term-Care Expenditures: How to Project Them and Determine Where LTC Insurance Fits in this Puzzle”
Presented at: American Institute of Certified Public Accounts Personal Financial Planning Conference in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Description: Long-term healthcare expenditures and preferences are a challenge to predict for your clients. With Medicare and Medicaid not fulfilling the financial gaps for retirees, and the continued escalation of healthcare costs along with the many choices available in LTC insurance and services, LTC planning is more important than ever. This presentation will help guide you and your clients in making the best-informed decisions.
Download: LTC Projection and LTC Insurance