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Without LTC, retirement planning may be incomplete

If you've planned for retirement and haven't given a second thought to long term care, you're missing a big chunk of what you may need for retirement. Paul Forte, CEO of Long Term Care Partners, explains why.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Paul Forte , Long Term Care Partners , long term care , Suzanne Kubota , FLTCIP , Online Consultant Tool

Monday - 04/04/2011, 09:41am EDT

Another LTC "error" affects 70,000 federal workers

OPM has been notified by Long Term Care Partners that letters the company mailed to tens of thousands of enrollees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program contain errors in calculating potential premiums.

Tags: P&B , OPM , long term care

Monday - 11/16/2009, 07:53am EST

Premium increases come to federal Long Term Care insurance

If you're seeing an increase in your long term care insurance premiums, you're not alone. LTC expert and financial planner Arthur Stein explains what's happening -- and what you should do -- on this week's Your Turn with Mike Causey.

Tags: P&B , long term care insurance , Art Stein , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 02:32pm EST

Long Term Care Premiums: Ripoff or Reality?

Long Term Care insurance premiums are going up 5 to 25 percent next year for many policy holders. So is this a ripoff or is it reality? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey takes a look at the upcoming changes.

Tags: P&B , Art Stein , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 11/10/2009, 04:00am EST

OPM offers little relief for long-term health care increases

During a Senate hearing, OPM pledges to do a better job in the future of explaining that increases are very much possible. Enrollees have until Dec. 14 to make a decision about changing plans, but lawmakers, employee unions and others call for OPM to extend the deadline. John Hancock official says on average premiums will increase only $29.

Tags: P&B , Daniel Green , Susan Collins , Herb Kohl , OPM , Senate Special Committee on Aging , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , John Hancock , NTEU , Marianne Harrison , Colleen Kelley , Chester Joy , long term care insurance

Thursday - 10/15/2009, 07:02am EDT

Congress Targets FSA Tax Break

In mid-July Senior Correspondent Mike Causey warned that your Flexible Spending Account and its big tax breaks may be in trouble. Now a revenue-hunting Congress is moving to reduce, and eventually eliminate, the perq.

Tags: P&B , FSA , people , FMA , GPO , Mike Causey

Thursday - 09/24/2009, 04:00am EDT

GS 15s Enter Valley of Dearth

Several thousands top-level federal workers will enter a no-pay raise Twilight Zone in January. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells the story of those about to ride into what he calls the "Valley of Dearth".

Tags: P&B , paycap , Mike Causey , flu shot

Thursday - 09/17/2009, 04:00am EDT

Minimizing LTC Premiums, Maybe...

Long term care insurance premiums are going up 5 to 25 percent next year, but there may be, just may be, a way you can minimize the impact of the new premiums. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports.

Tags: P&B , long term care insurance , Mike Causey , Art Stein

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 04:00am EDT
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