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Help in having difficult conversations

December 2018

Genworth has just released and updated versions of their “Let’s Talk” guides  aimed at helping you and your loved ones have these crucial discussions about long term care planning. One trifold is aimed at conversations with parents, while the other is for a spouse to start a dialogue with their partner. Each discusses: The importance of having the […]

Annual Long Term Care Study: Costs continue to rise in Mankato and throughout Minnesota

November 2018

The good news is people are living longer.  The bad news is we’re getting sick as we age and long term care can be expensive. Genworth Financial’s recent release of their 15th annual Cost of Care Study indicates that national average costs for assisted living facilities have jumped an astonishing 6.67% since 20171. Mankato hasn’t […]

What happens when you or a loved one need long-term care?

September 2018

Free download – OneAmerica’s Step by Step Guide to Receiving Long-Term Care This informative guide gives people an overview of common types of care, definitions for commonly used terms, tips for identifying when care is needed, and the importance of developing a plan for future care, today.This guide provides tips on: Ways to minimize the […]

Accessing our office during road closures

July 2018

Greetings! Some of the streets around our office will be closed through November for construction, so please follow the instructions/maps below to our location if your GPS has not updated with this information. Emergency?  Running late or still can’t find us?  Call us at 612-454-4400 for assistance Address:  6636 Cedar Ave. S., Suite 100, Richfield, […]

Millennials now feeling the sting of long term care

July 2018

Do millennials think about long term care? Easy, right? “No way!” Well, not so fast.  A recent article on Forbes.com proved that this demographic is actually much more involved in the long term care conversation than you might think. In fact, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute report, one in four family caregivers is […]

An Important Note to Women

April 2018

Taking good care of what you love the most Think about the things in life that last: a well-built home, heirloom furniture, cherished jewelry. We take good care of what we love the most. If you think about all of the people in your life, women are the ones who truly are made to last. […]

Alexa’s newest feature: care provider?

March 2018

It seems everything these days is headed towards becoming  self-functioning. Whether it’s Siri, Alexa, the Rumba Vacuum or self-driving cars, robots and artificial intelligence are becoming a highly popular way to increase convenience and even safety for consumers. At the Inter-Company Long Term Care Insurance (ILTCI) Conference in Las Vegas last week, the Newman Long […]

Minnesota: One of 10 best states for family caregivers in 2017

March 2018

A recent article from Next Avenue reviewed the top 10 best states for family caregivers to live. Topping the list was Oregon, consistently ranking among the top three states on the Long-Term Services and Support State Scorecards of previous years, and providing a specialized state-run family caregiver support program to those in need. Not surprisingly, […]

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Don’t Forget Your Minnesota State Tax Credit When Filing Your 2017 Taxes

February 2018

Over 30 states offer some kind of incentive for owning Long Term Care Insurance, whether by allowing a state deduction or a tax credit. For example, in Minnesota, if you or your spouse/partner paid premiums in 2017 for a qualified LTCI policy, you may be able to receive up to $100 tax credit each if […]