Long term care funding options with Chris OrestisBlog added by Paul Wilson on November 2, 2011
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Paul Wilson

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I recently sat down with Chris Orestis, a 15 year veteran of both the insurance and long term care industries. Orestis spent several years representing the health and life insurance industry as vice president and senior vice president respectively for the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA) and the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). He is an expert on insurance and long term care issues, and is a frequent speaker, featured columnist and contributing editor to a number of industry publications.

His company, Life Care Funding Group, assists people in need of funds to cover the costs of senior housing and long term care. LCFG specializes in converting the death benefit of an in-force life insurance policy into a long term care benefit to cover the costs of skilled nursing home care, assisted living, home health care and hospice.

In the first part of the interview, Orestis talks about the current state of the long term care insurance industry. He also discusses the "wake-up call" facing producers and carriers and details some of the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities resulting from the current economic climate. He goes on to explain his recent involvement in the passage of the National Conference of Insurance Legislator's (NCOIL) Life Insurance Consumer Disclosure Model Law, which ensures policy owners "will be informed that they have a number of options to consider first that could make a significant difference in their lives, and at a time when they need it most.”

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In the second part of the video, Orestis provides further detail about the NCOIL Model Law and its effects on the industry, and talks about his company's partnerships with assisted living communities and nursing homes to help clients convert their life insurance policies into long term care benefit plans. Finally, he looks into his crystal ball and gives his best guess as to the future of the life insurance industry, LTCI industry and disability insurance.

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