The Eight Elements of Extended Care Riders – Finding the right formula for each client

Presented by  Brian Leising

Finding the right formula for each client

Not all extended care riders on life insurance policies are created equally. Do you know the differences? Different combinations will appeal to different clients more than others. Here are eight of the major distinguishing features among insurance companies offering extended care riders. All include some combination of the eight elements. This allows you to find the right formula for each client.

Premium Payments Benefit Qualification Benefit Amount
Pf Payment Frequency Pa Payment Amount
Lg Lapse Guarantee Tc Tax Code Pm Payment Method
Wp Waiver of Premium Ep Elimination Period If Inflation

Element 5 – Elimination Period

The elimination period is the amount of time an insured has to wait for benefits after qualifying for them. Put yourself in the insured’s shoes, if you qualify for benefits, why would you have to wait to receive them? Despite this disconnect between consumer expectations and company practice, most policies contain a 90 day elimination period. Some have a shorter period for home health care and only a very few offer clients benefits immediately upon qualifying for claim.

Look for Element 6 – Payment Amount in June.

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