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Where to Get Information on Long-Term Care Health Insurance Coverage

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Long-Term Care

The following booklets are available from the United Seniors Health Cooperative

  • "Home Care for Older People: A Consumer's Guide;"
  • "Long-Term Care: A Dollars and Sense Guide;"
  • "Long-Term Care Insurance: A Professional's Guide to Selecting Policies;"
  • "Private Long-Term Care Insurance: To Buy or Not to Buy?"

For current prices and further information, write to United Seniors Health Cooperative, 1331 H St. NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005-4706 (Telephone: 1-202-393-6222; Fax: 1-202- 783-0588).

Medicare's Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare and the Medicare Handbook list state agencies that offer free counseling programs for Medicare beneficiaries in terms of Medicare, Medigap, and long-term care. Those booklets should be available from the local Social Security Office.

"Reverse Mortgage Locator" ($1; include a self-addressed, stamped, business size envelope) -- a list of lenders who offer reverse mortgages in each state -- and Your New Retirement Nest Egg: A Consumer Guide to the New Reverse Mortgages ($24.95, plus $4.50 shipping and handling) are available from the National Center for Home Equity Conversion, 7373 147 St. W., Apple Valley, MN 55124.

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