Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LTC Association Marks Long-Term Care Awareness Month

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month, an industrywide event established in 2001 by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI).

"Each year awareness efforts tied to Awareness Month grow," explains Jesse Slome, executive director of the industry's trade group. "From a Congressional Resolution, to proclamations issued by governors and mayors across America, support for the campaign's goal continues to grow."

Slome urges insurance professionals to capitalize on the occasion by using November as an opportunity to discuss long-term care planning with clients. "It's as simple as asking people if they have a long-term care plan in place," Slome notes. The vast majority of individuals and families over age 50 have no plan in place he adds. "As the saying goes, a failure to plan is a plan for failure and while insurance isn't a solution for all, everyone needs to weigh their options."

The Association makes available free marketing tools that insurance professionals can use to promote awareness during Long-Term Care Awareness Month. They can be accessed via the organizations website: http://www.aaltci.org/aware.