New York residents will now be able to use some of their life insurance policy to cover long-term care expenses, according to a press release.
“By passing this law, we no longer burden taxpayers with the long-term care expenses needed by the growing senior population and we’ve given thousands of seniors a creative and costsaving way to cover their care,” said state senator Jeff Klein.
Children and spouses are just one group of dependents that may require cash proceeds from a life insurance policy. Age and direct ties to your family are a couple things to think about if the worst should happen to you.
Distant relatives, ex-in-laws, foster children, and child support for any illegitimate children may also require additional streams of cash, notes Edward Graves, author of “McGill’s Life Insurance.”
People who eat right and exercise regularly still have no guarantee that they will enjoy the long life expectancy that is often associated with such activities. After all, there are many other variables to consider, including environmental ones.