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Beware of Elder Fraud!

August 2017

Fraudulence is everywhere, and when you are aware of it, you don’t fall for it. But how about those who don’t know any better? Elder fraud has been an increasing issue that takes advantage of the trust, loneliness and lack of judgment of our naïve elders. This type of fraudulent behavior comes in many forms. […]

“Color Your Mind” Book Giveaway

July 2017

Alzheimer’s: A topic of conversation that is unfortunately making its way into the homes of more Americans these days. Within the last 15 years, the number of individuals in the United States living with this disease has increased by 55 percent, with the expected number of cases projected to rise to 16 million in 2050.1 […]

2017 Guide to Tax and Long Term Care Insurance – Now Available

March 2017

New guide shows the government tax incentives to own a long term care policy Individuals, business owners and human resource professionals who want an understanding of both federal tax incentives as well as state incentives will want to have the 8-page guide “Tax Breaks & Incentives for Long Term Care Insurance.” Updated for 2017, it […]

What’s your plan for aging in place? New research shows popular answers.

March 2017

One Minnesota senior comments that communities and neighborhoods are being built as if they live in Peter Pan’s world and no one grows old. Jessica Finlay, an environmental gerontologist at the University of Minnesota, plans to dedicate her career to researching how senior citizens interact with their communities and neighborhoods emotionally and physically. Finlay’s most […]

Find your insurance carrier contact information here!

February 2017

Need to update the information on your policy, or file a claim? Current policyholders may contact the insurance carriers directly to discuss filing a claim, or to update information on their policy including: Change of address Updating third party designee for lapse notices (your emergency contact should you miss a premium payment) Request a calculation […]

Thank you for your donations to Gifts for Seniors!

January 2017

The Newman team would like to thank all of those who helped raise awareness for isolated seniors this holiday season by donating to Gifts for Seniors. With your help, we were able to donate two carloads and two barrels worth of items totaling at about $1,500 worth of presents. If you wish to continue donating to […]

Newman LTC Holiday Hours

December 2016

Please note our holiday schedule: 12/23: Regular office hours (8:30 am – 5 pm CST) 12/26: Office closed 12/30: Regular office hours (8:30 am – 5 pm CST) 1/2: Office closed Happy Holidays!

Deb Newman featured in Thrivent’s magazine article on LTCI: 5 Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

December 2016

Many misconceptions prevent people from investing in long term care insurance. Here are five examples of those misconceptions: Misconception #1: Premiums are too expensive. Misconception #2: I can save enough on my own. Misconception #3: It’s nursing home insurance. Misconception #4: My kids will take care of me. Misconception #5: I’m young and healthy. For […]

Don’t face long term care planning alone!

November 2016

Are you a Senior? Single? No kids? You’re not alone. There is an increasing number of people finding themselves planning for long term care with no spouse or children to take care of them. If you are finding yourself faced with this problem, we can help. Check out this recent Wall Street Journal article on the […]

IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2018

November 2016

Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI) remains one of the most tax advantaged planning solutions available. Not only are the benefits paid tax-free (IRC 7702b), but policyholders may deduct some or all of their premiums. The Internal Revenue Service has announced it will be increasing the amount long term care insurance policyholders can deduct from their […]